The short version: These days, you can find me learning, teaching and rapping about the stuff I love – Kabbalah, meditation, Chasidic ideas and practices, embodied spirituality.
I teach for Romemu Yeshiva, Or HaLev, Pardes, the Conservative Yeshiva and through an online learning platform I run called Applied Jewish Spirituality.
The longer version: As a spiritual seeker, I went through a few years of searching outside of Judaism, looking for meaning in Buddhism, folk music, rave culture, hip hop and a few other places. Eventually I returned to my roots and began to bring it all together. As an artist, I’ve been honing my craft as an MC and poet for twenty years and I’ve performed all over the UK, Europe, Israel and the US.
Meanwhile, I spent six years in full-time Orthodox yeshivot (rabbinical seminaries) and was ordained by Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in 2015. I also became an accredited teacher of Jewish Meditation.
Along the way, I co-founded Moishe House London, a fun and successful experiment in post-denominational Judaism. Along with Mohammed Yahya, I also launched Lines of Faith, a Muslim-Jewish hip hop and poetry collective that uses performances and workshops to challenge prejudice and build meaningful bonds across communities. The group has run hundreds of programs throughout the UK, Europe, and the USA.
In 2015, the Jewish Week selected me as one of the 36 young leaders “remaking the Jewish community” and I sometimes write for the Jewish Chronicle, Huffington Post Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel.
My former jobs include Director of Jewish Life and Learning for Hillel at Stanford University and directing Hillel’s Culanu Center for Jewish life at Cambridge University (UK). I studied Literature and Social & Political Sciences at Cambridge (BA), and International Relations at Warwick (MA).