Internationally-acclaimed as one of the most original and inspiring motivational-speakers of our time, storyteller-extraordinaire, Rabbi Hanoch Teller, has been dubbed a“globe-trotting modern-day maggid.” He has enthralled audiences on five continents, in over 40 American states and 24 other countries, delivering a precious message imbued with joy and drama, laughter and pathos.

His electrifying presentations on a vast range of topics – sometimes hilarious, always stirring, meaningful and pragmatic – are underwritten by prodigious scholarship and more than three decades as a hands-on, beloved educator. U.S. Senator Arlen Spector, proclaimed him “probably the most sophisticated storyteller of our time.”

School Performances









Hanoch Teller has been invited to schools throughout the world since 1986. He has addressed hundreds of assemblies, conducted numerous workshops with students and has an unparalleled method of engaging the minds and hearts of impressionable pupils.  


Hanoch Teller’s performances are always participatory, and present riveting lessons regarding moral sensitivity and character enhancement. He is as effective with elementary school as he is with high school, and as educational with kindergartners as he is inspiring to college students.



Character Workshops










Jewish tradition has always stressed that acting with derech eretz and personal character is not merely desirous, but essential. This is what parents strive for in their children and what schools endeavor to instill.  An exceptionally effective way to ensure that a child will act like a mentsch, is when the school and the parents work in tandem.

This is what the Honorable Mentschen Workshop is all about. By presenting intriguing and practical examples from Rabbinic teachings and practical life, Rabbi Hanoch Teller, in his inimical and compellingly powerful way, is able to forge a path that leaves an indelible impression. The stories he tells and his manner of presentation, engages the students to fully participate in the questions, the answers, the formulations and the implementation of a plan to become a morally sensitive individual.

But children are not living in a vacuum and require encouragement and support for this plan’s successful implementation. To address this need Rabbi Teller extends his program to the evening when parents are invited to the school to hear what they should be doing to ensure that the principles taught will be practiced in daily life.

Invariably, the youngsters’ enthusiasm is the greatest guarantee that their parents will attend the evening session. Students and parents relate to the workshop as one of the highlights of the school year.

"Rabbi Hanoch Teller demonstrated his versatility as a storyteller when he addressed students across the age spectrum at Kesser Torah College in Sydney. He held the younger students spellbound, capturing their attention with his entertaining recounts and impersonations, using his talent for comedy and often breaking into song to illustrate key points. Older students benefited from age appropriate talks regarding Derech Eretz, which is one of Kesser Torah's Core Values. The students talks were followed through with a workshop for parents and members of the community, focusing on how to instill and actualise the lessons of how to lead life as a mentsch. Rabbi Teller's personal recounts and stories touched each audience. It was truly an honour to welcome this popular author and producer to the College, and to benefit from his unique delivery and life lessons."

Rabbi Dr. Noteh Glogauer, principal
Kesser Torah College, Australia

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