Rabbi Eli Dessler is the Financial Director of the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland and oversees all of its financial activities to ensure a balanced budget which currently exceeds $10 million. After graduating Telshe High School, Rabbi Dessler studied in the famous Ponevez and Mir Yeshivos in Israel and received his rabbinical ordination from the late Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Yitzchok Kolitz, Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg and Rabbi Beinish Finkel, Rosh Yeshiva of Mir Yeshiva.
Rabbi Dessler is a graduate of the Ohr Lagolah Leadership Institute for Jewish outreach, education and leadership training and advancement. He received his BA in Talmudic Law and Jewish Studies from Ohr Sameach Tannenbaum College. Rabbi Dessler has chaired the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools President’s Conference and has given lectures on philanthropy and fiscal standards in Jewish day schools. He is actively involved in the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland and has served on numerous committees over the years. Rabbi Dessler serves on the board of the Cleveland Jewish News and Yesh Tikva, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to those who require mental health services.