Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky Ph.D

Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky Ph.D

Gur Aryeh Judaic Studies Program Director


Rabbi Sinensky studied at Yeshiva University in New York, where he pursued a broad-based liberal arts education. He was appointed Editor of the university’s leading Hebrew-language journal and earned multiple prestigious academic awards. Rabbi Sinensky was one of three members in his graduating class to be accepted to the honors track in the rabbinical school, for which he earned a full scholarship toward his master’s degree in education.

More recently, he pursued his doctoral degree at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, where he received a deep grounding in the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian philosophical traditions. He is working toward completion of his dissertation on Jewish legal and philosophical responses to male military disempowerment in late antiquity and the Middle Ages.

Rabbi Sinensky lectures widely, has published dozens of scholarly and popular articles in venues such as First Things, and has been commissioned to compose three book-length series for Har Etzion’s global online study platform.

A seasoned educator with over fifteen years of experience in Upper School education and administration, Rabbi Sinensky has been noted for his use of best practices to establish systems fostering educational excellence, and for his ability to build relationships with colleagues, parents, and students. As Director of MLCA’s Gur Aryeh Judaic Studies and Hebrew program, Rabbi Sinensky has developed and oversees an ambitious K-12 curricular framework, and has quickly emerged as a beloved teacher who establishes extremely rigorous academic standards while maintaining a warm rapport with students. Rabbi Sinensky lives in Bala Cynwyd with his wife and three children. Among his greatest joys are chanting the prayers at his synagogue, finding time to study with his family, and cultivating his children’s passions for reading, math, planting, cooking, sports, and the arts.