Amiel Monson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a BA in Comparative Religion and a certificate in Jewish Studies.  He went on to achieve three Masters Degrees from Gratz College in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania – in Jewish Education, Jewish Communal Service , and Jewish Studies.  While a student at the Academy, Amiel was the Director of Youth Engagement at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino.

Amiel has been a Jewish professional for most of his adult life.  He has held various positions, including Program Director at Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel, Program Director and then Associate Director at Queens College Hillel, as well as a Jewish Studies teacher at Perelman Schechter Day School in Elkins Park.  Amiel has been on the Hebrew School team for a myriad of synagogues over the last 25 years, and has worked with both Jewish youth and the Jewish aging population in multiple capacities.