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Nachum Zev (Velvel) Dessler was an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi who was the founder and dean of the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland.[1][2]

Dessler was also instrumental in building the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools.[2]

Personal life


Dessler was born in 1921 in Kelm to Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer & Bluma Dessler. His mother Bluma was a granddaughter to Rabbi Simcha Zissel Ziv and Dessler was named after Rabbi Simcha Zissel Ziv's son. In 1929 the family moved to London and Dessler was sent to Yeshivah Etz Chaim. Three years later he returned to Wilkomir in Lithuania to learn.[3]

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