Rabbi Dr. Steven Moss
Rabbi Dr. Steven A Moss has served B’nai Israel since 1972. His dedication, enthusiasm and community involvement have had a major influence on the growth and development of our congregation.Rabbi Moss is a community leader in the truest sense of the term.
He ministers to the Jewish life cycle needs of the congregation and the surrounding community. He chairs the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission (since 1992) and is co-chair of the Suffolk County Anti-Bias Task Force and chair of the Islip Town Anti-Bias Task Force in the battle against anti-Semitism and other bias crimes. He is also Director and Founder of STOPBIAS, an educational program for bias/hate crimes offenders. He serves as chaplain to the Suffolk County Police Department (since 1986) and holds the rank of Chief of Chaplains, and at various hospitals, and skilled nursing/assisted living homes in the community. Rabbi Moss is President of the Suffolk County Board of Rabbis and is past-president of numerous local and county organizations. He is also Chair of the Center for the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding located in the library of the Selden Campus of Suffolk Community College. He is a student of Kabbalah and meditation and has led workshops in these areas of Jewish life and study. He has had articles printed in the Journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and in other publications. He is also the longest sitting member on the Islip Town Board of Ethics.
The Rabbi enjoys cycling and traveling.
Phone: (631) 793-5488