Rabbi Refael "Rafi" Feuerstein is the President of the Feuerstein Institute. He is the eldest son of Professor Reuven Feuerstein and the late Berta Feuerstein, of blessed memory, an accomplished artist.
Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein has been working for 20 years at the Feuerstein Institute, as a close disciple and colleague of his late father. He developed the Instrumental Enrichment Basic tools and the new Memory Tools for the elderly. He worte and co-authored many book and articles, together with Prof. Feuerstein and Prof. Lou Falik. Rabbi Rafi is known as one of the leading experts of LPAD. He frequently lectures on topics such as education, inclusion and therapy based on the Feuerstein Method in Israel and throughout the world.
Rabbi Rafi is enrolled in the PhD program at the prestigious Paris 8 University (part of the Sorbonne University where the late Prof. Feuerstein received his doctorate). Previosuly he studied Psychology and Philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Feuerstein studied for his rabbinical degree at the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem while simultaneously serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. He received his rabbinical ordination from Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Avraham Shapira, z"l. Following his ordination, Rabbi Feuerstein attended the Advanced Studies Program at Pesagot Yeshiva, while pursuing studies toward becoming a Dayan, a judge in rabbinical court.
Rabbi Feuerstein is married to Tal, herself an accomplished therapist in the Feuerstein Intitute's Center for Cognitive Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured. They have eight children and three grandchildren.
In addition to his work with the Feuerstein Institute, Rabbi Feuerstein co-founded the Tzohar Organization of Rabbis, whose goal is to create a common Jewish identity for Israeli society at large. He also serves as the community rabbi of the National-Religious Congregation in Har Nof, Jerusalem.