Rabbi Jay Moses is director of the Wexner Heritage Program, North America’s premier Jewish Leadership Education program. He joined the staff of The Wexner Foundation in 2003.
Rabbi Moses got his start in Jewish leadership through NFTY, Reform Judaism’s youth movement. He pursued rabbinical studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and was awarded a Wexner Graduate Fellowship.
Ordained in 1997, Rabbi Moses served for five years as Associate Rabbi at Temple Sholom of Chicago. From 2002 to 2003, he studied Jewish mysticism in Jerusalem where he also taught and mentored rabbinical students at HUC-JIR. He has participated in the Rabbinic Program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, an intensive study, meditation, and retreat program.
Rabbi Moses sits on the board of Hazon, a leading Jewish environmental organization. He is also on the board of Kavod, a non-profit tzedakah collective and is a member of the B’nai Ya’acov Council of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Rabbi Moses has had essays published in two books in the series on High Holiday prayers published by Jewish Lights Publications, as well as in many newspapers and magazines. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Cantor Bat-Ami Moses, who serves as the Hazzan at Temple Israel, and their sons, Caleb and Ezekiel.