Baltimore-native Rabbi Susie Heneson Moskowitz has been named senior rabbi of Temple Beth Torah in Melville, Long Island, succeeding Rabbi Marc Gellman, who was the congregation’s senior rabbi for the past 33 years. Rabbi Moskowitz is the third senior rabbi of the 550-family Reform Congregation since it was founded in 1969. For the past 18 years Rabbi Moskowitz has been a part of Temple Beth Torah’s clergy team, serving first as rabbi educator and then as associate rabbi.
“Rabbi Moskowitz has made so many contributions to Temple Beth Torah over the years, from growing our religious school to starting Mishpacha University, a learning experience for families. She has increased membership through her creative programming and social and community service events. Her compassion, innovation, leadership and creativity made her the perfect choice for our new senior rabbi,” said Sandy Berland, Temple Beth Torah president.
Prior to coming to Temple Beth Torah, Moskowitz was family educator at the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, where she implemented one of the first UJA-Federation Continuity grants. She also served as assistant rabbi at Temple Beth El of Great Neck following her ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati in 1991.