I am a rabbi and a professor or religion with a specialty in Hebrew Bible. I was ordained in the conservative movement, but regard myself simply as a progressive rabbi, committed social justice, interfaith dialogue, Jewish learning, and meaningful Jewish observance, and as an activist working toward the liberation and flourishing of all.
I am an adjunct professor at Fordham University and with the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). In both my roles, I am committed to criminal justice reform, police accountability, forging connections and relationships between incarcerated and non-incarcerated populations, and anti-racism; to the rights of immigrants and refugees; and to combating Isalmophobia. Some of the campaigns I work on are: #RaiseTheAge, #CloseRikers, and #TheWomensMarch. I’m also involved in T’ruah: The Rabbinic Voice for Human Rights; Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ); The Justice League; and the Brooklyn Jewish-Muslim Faith Leaders Alliance.