Rabbi Jonathan Kessel graduated cum laude from Yeshiva University in 2002 and then received his semicha from RIETS, as well as a Masters in Education from Azrieli. He has been on the Judaic Studies faculty at MTA for the last 10 years teaching Gemara and Tanach to all grades. In addition, he served as an active Grade Dean, Ruach Coordinator and Assistant Athletic Director. Outside of formal education, Rabbi Kessel founded and manages a sports league in Passaic for elementary school-aged students. He is married to Rachel (Karlin) from Teaneck and has five children, with two sets of twins!