Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz is a deeply traditional and radically progressive advocate for trans rights and a vocal ally for LGBT inclusivity. Raised as a secular Jew in Richmond, Virginia, he began identifying as Orthodox at 17 and spent the next 20 years learning and teaching in the world of yeshivahs. Rabbi Moskowitz received three Ultra Orthodox ordinations while learning in the Mir, in Jerusalem, and in Beth Medrash Gevoha, in Lakewood, New Jersey. His work on behalf of trans rights began while he served as the Rabbi of the Old Broadway Synagogue in Harlem and as the Aish NY Rabbi at Columbia University. Most recently,Rabbi Moskowitz was the senior educator for Uri L'Tzedek - Orthodox Social Justice.

Here at CBST, Rabbi Moskowitz studies, writes, and teaches on trans issues and Jewish sources, creating a body of work that Jews all over the world will be able to use. He represents CBST, speaking and teaching on these topics in other communities, including congregations, colleges, day schools, Jewish community centers, interfaith events, and academic conferences. To bring Rabbi Moskowitz to your community, contact Tasha Calhoun at tcalhoun@cbst.org.

Order "Textual Activism"  now on Amazon!

https://files.constantcontact.com/1ea99d57001/70bff42a-1b80-4fac-96ed-cfe79945709d.jpgWe are thrilled to announce the launch of CBST Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies, Rabbi Mike Moskowitz's first book, Textual Activism. This collection of essays, articles, and speeches sits at the intersection of deeply traditional rabbinic texts and radically progressive Jewish values. "With this book," writes Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, "we are proud to gather together so many of these works of intellectual, spiritual, and activist Jewish depth that will bring glory to God and change the world." 


"Textual Activism" by Rabbi Moskowitz on YouTube


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A Minute of Mussar

Elul is a special time to reflect on our relationship with G-d and each other. Mussar is the practice of being more aware and sensitive of how our actions effect those relationships. Rabbi Moskowitz shared a minute of Mussar every day during Elul on CBST's Facebook page. Find all of the videos with #ElulMussar.