Rav Menachem Listman grew up in Brooklyn/Queens, New York.
He studied in the Hebrew Institute of Long Island and then graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Queens College.
He was the business manager of the “HaOr” Collegiate Newspaper.
Afterwards he came to Eretz Yisrael and volunteered on a Kibbutz while studying Hebrew for 6 months.
He was so inspired by his stay in Eretz Yisrael that now he has been living in Israel for 32 years.
During that time he spent two years learning at Machon Meir and 5 years at Yeshivat Beit El.
He received his teaching accreditation from Yeshivat Beit El.
Rav Listman and his wife Tovah are happily married with nine children & twelve grandchildren בע"ה.
After living in Beit El for more than 20 years, he and his family decided to join a hilltop settlement east of Beit El called Givat Asaf.
They have been making Givat Asaf their home now for the last 10 years.
Rabbi Listman has been teaching for close to 30 years and for the last 10 years has been the Director of the English Speakers Department of Machon Meir.