Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Rabbi Alexander Coleman spent ten years studying in Talmudic Academies in Jerusalem and New York, where he earned his Rabbinic Ordination and Masters in Theology.
From 1994 till 2011 he served as a teacher, counselor and co-director of the Etz Chaim Center for Jewish Studies in Philadelphia and in 2012 founded The Institute for Jewish Ethics (IJE), an accredited learning center for medical, legal and business professionals.
The dynamic growth of IJE and the ever-growing demand for his small group seminars and one-on-one guidance, led Rabbi Coleman to focus exclusively on the institute as well as his individual practice... a decision that will allow him to work with more people of all ages and backgrounds.
Following in the foot-steps of his late father who was a custom-clothing tailor, Rabbi Coleman custom-tailors personal learning and development programs for individuals and groups who want to expand their Jewish knowledge or enhance the quality of their lives through the study of Torah and the Talmud.
Known for his compassion, gentle approach and insightful wisdom, Rabbi Coleman has patiently helped hundreds of people incorporate long-lasting, positive changes in their lives.
Rabbi Coleman is also a therapist at the Philadelphia Council for Relationships where he is completing a postgraduate degree in marriage and family therapy. In addition, he is a Certified Professional Coach, a member of the American Association of Professional Coaches, and a graduate of The Refuah Institute for Life Coaching in Jerusalem, Israel.
A connoisseur of classical music, Rabbi Coleman also enjoys magic/sleight-of-hand, and possesses a distinctly dry British wit. He lives with his loving wife Penina and their beautiful children in Philadelphia.