Amichai Lau Lavie, the Founding Director of Storahtelling, is an Israeli-born teacher of Judaic Literature, specializing in the fusion of the performing arts with Jewish Education. He was described as 'one of the most interesting thinkers in the Jewish world' by the NY Jewish Week. Amichai studied at various yeshivot, including the Shalom Hartman Institute and the Elul Center in Jerusalem. Between 1997-2000 he served as Artist-in-Residence at Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in New York City.
Amichai was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Israel (2008-2009) is on the faculty of the Reboot Network, and serves on the Advisory Board of Faith House Manhattan. He is a rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.