Rabbi Emile Ackerman


Emile Ackermann was born in Strasbourg, France, where he has been learning Torah since he was young. Emile went to Yeshivat haKotel after graduating from high school, and then moved to Paris to study international Law. He then studied at the French rabbinical school and taught in several Jewish schools and Sunday schools to children as a Bible teacher, while contributing to different newspapers. Emile joined the Fellowship for Rabbinic Entrepreneurs in 2020 with his wife and close collaborator, Myriam Ackermann-Sommer. Emile is a fierce advocate of religious freedom and has repeatedly taken a stand against antisemitism and islamophobia, defending the right of Jews and Muslims to wear religious signs in public, and has also been active in interfaith groups such as Coexist. Emile is also responsible for the organization of lectures and conferences as well as partnerships with other institutions and student associations. In 2019, Emile became a student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and earned smicha in 2023.