Meir Ekstein founded Yeshivat Amit Nachshon and Ulpanat Amit Noga in Beit Shemesh. He is also involved in other educational initiatives including an excellence program for Ethiopian immigrants, and programs encouraging the study of Talmud for women. He is a clinical psychologist in private practice has taught at various Yeshivot and Midrashot. He is a graduate of Yeshivat HarEtzion and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He earned his BA and MA in Jewish history at Yeshiva University and his PhD in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research.