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Rabbi Michael Stein

Semikha, Class of 2012

Rabbi Michael Stein

Judaic Studies Faculty

Abraham Joshua Heschel High School

New York, NY

Mikey grew up in Englewood, NJ. He graduated summa cum laude from NYU, and earned his MA in American Studies from Columbia University. After receiving semikha from YCT, Mikey joined the Limudei Qodesh faculty at the Heschel High School in New York, where he teaches Talmud, Tanakh, rabbinic theology, Halakha, and, occasionally, film. He is the facilitator of the Music Minyan, and faculty advisor for the Moot Beit Din team and the Sports Analytics Club. Mikey views himself as a lifelong student, and tries to maintain his sense of curiosity and wonder. As such, Mikey loves helping to create meaningful moments for his students, witnessing their epiphanies, and learning from their wisdom. Mikey is an accomplished ba’al tefillah and ba’al koreh, reading Torah and leading Shabbat and Holiday services at a variety of synagogues in the NY area and beyond. He has also served as a part-time Rabbi for several different shuls across the U.S. and is an experienced bar/bat mitzvah tutor. Mikey has been involved with various Zionist organizations and has twice served as a delegate to the World Zionist Congress. He is a past International Nahum Goldmann Fellow and an Ore’ach Rabbinic Fellow, and has served as a board member and co-chair of Darkhei Noam, a lay-led partnership minyan in NYC. He lives with his wife, Shevy, and his sons, Ezra and Asher, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.