Curriculum vitae

Born in Romania, 1952 (Hungarian Region). Married, six children

IDF Medical Corps


1974-1976: Hebrew University, Jerusalem (International Relations; History). 1976: B.A. cum laude
1976-1980: Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Medieval History). 1980: M.A. cum laude; Thesis “Jerusalem in the Theological
Reflection of Two Dominicans in the 13th Century: Thomas Aquinas and Albertus Magnus” (Supervisor: Prof. Joshua Prawer)
1989-1996: Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Comparative Religion). 1997: Ph.D.; Dissertation: “Messianic Jews in EretzIsrael (1917-1967): Trends and Changes in Shaping Self-Identity” (Supervisor: Prof. Gedalyahu G. Stroumsa)


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Sixteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem, Hebrew University, summer 2013) – Lecture on “A Jewish Church”
Yad Ben-Zvi Research Institute (Jerusalem) – Advanced Studies on Christianity for certified tour guides – Lecture on
“Contemporary Messianic Jewish Followers of Yeshua between Synagogue and Church”
Co-Director and Lecturer, The Jerusalem Bible Institute (JBI)
Supervisor – establishment of the Messianic Archives in Israel
Revision (with Sara Nerel) – the Franz Delitzsch Hebrew New Testament (“Negev Edition,” Beer-Sheva 2003)
Coordinator – establishment of the Messianic Museum (Heritage Center) in Yad Hashmona, near Jerusalem
Lecturer and Guide, The Biblical Garden, Yad Hashmona
Chairman (2002-2010); member of Yad Hashmona Foundation (“Keren Yad Hashmona”)
2002- 2005 Chairman & General Secretary, Moshav Yad Hashmona
1995-2009 Co-Editor, Zot Habrit (‘This is the Covenant’), Journal of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of Israel (Hebrew and
English Editions)
1993- 2010 Chairman, ‘Local Management Committee,’ Ebenezer Home for the Elderly (EEH), Haifa
1993- 2001 Israel Secretary, The International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA)
1992- 2010 Executive Board, Messianic Jewish Alliance of Israel (MJAI)


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Gershon Nerel,   Yad Hashmona