Dvir Cahana was born in Goteborg, Sweden, and grew up in Canada. he received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Israel Studies from Concordia University, where he also played varsity basketball as a 3-time Academic All-Canadian. He earned his M.A. in Jewish Studies from McGill University and was the McGill representative of the East Coast Consortium of Graduate Students in Jewish Studies. He spent 2 years teaching at the Satmar elementary school, Yeshivat Toras Moishe and a decade as a congregational Torah Reader. Dvir founded the Moishe House in Montreal, and currently sits on the regional advisory board as a resident at the Moishe House in Harlem.
Dvir benefitted from the formative training provided in the Bronfman, Drisha, LABA, iEngage, Join for Justice, Meorot, CRI (re)Design Lab and LTI Fellowships. He interned at Sheirith Israel (Nashville, TN) and is currently the rabbinic intern at Kehillat Pardes (Rockville, MD). Dvir received Jewish Week’s 36 under 36 recognition for launching The Amen Institute, where artists and rabbis come together to inspire the creation of sermons and art work.
Dvir graduated from YCT-YM’s Beit Midrash Program in 2020 & is currently enrolled in YCT’s rabbinical school program and the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary.