Rabbinic Work Experience

Recent Positions:

  • Director of Communications & Online Learning Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies   2012-present
  • Guest Rabbi Shirat Ha'Yam Congregation, Nantucket, MA   Summers 2013 & 2014
  • Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum Rabbinic Intern at Temple Beth El, Newark DE   2012-2013
  • Student Representative RRC Board of Governors   2011-2013
  • Vice President   RRC Rabbinical Student Association   2011-2012
  • Guest Adult Ed Instructor  Beth El Congregation, Baltimore MD  2010-2012; 2014 
  • Multifaith Rabbinic Internship  Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies   2009-2010 
  • Media and Technology Consultant  2008-present                                                                                           

General Rabbinic Experience:

  • Weekday/Shabbat Service Leader   Brith Sholom House, Temple Beth El, Shirat Ha'Yam    
  • High Holiday Service Leader   Brightwood Care Center, Temple Beth El          
  • Cantorial Soloist for High Holiday services   University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Lifecycle Officiation  Weddings, funerals, unveilings and other life cycle events
  • Pastoral counseling  Including pre-lifecycle event  and grief/mourning counseling
  • Adult Ed Instruction  Traditional courses, interactive presentations, guest lecturer

Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Present

Co-Founder

Mosaicverse

As CoFounder at Mosaicverse.com duties include:

  • Melding past experience in web/tech entrepreneurship with a literary passion for the sacred texts of all the world's religious traditions.
  • Bringing UI/UX specialization and rabbinic training together to build a new paradigm for inter-religious study and community.
  • Direct responsibility for the conception, branding, funding, development and management of this one-of-a-kind online resource
  • Mosaicverse is one of the most highly anticipate software releases in the religious education space, with nearly 14,000 Likes of its Facebook Community.

Mosaicverse is a forthcoming web service for the study and discussion of the sacred writings of the world's faith traditions. The website and mobile apps will initially focus on a digital library of sacred Jewish, Christian and Islamic writings, ultimately expanding to the world's 5 major faiths. Users will be able to search for words, phrases, names, events and ideas in the various faith scriptures, to find comparative results, and to discuss the verses, and their content and thematic connections, with other users and a network of online experts.

Aug 2006 - Aug 2008

VP Marketing/Creative & Product Development

Notemarks, LLC

As Vice President of Marketing, Creative and Product Development duties include:

  • Creative and concept strategy for branding, design, UI development and launch of major software release    
  • Management of the firm’s top digital projects, from conception through launch and release to the public    
  • Copywriting for multi-media and broadcast productions, web environments, print collateral, outdoor media and interactive presentations    
  • Direct client relations/presentation/capital raising responsibilities    
  • Responsibility for leading internal teams of developers and interface and interactive design talent on marketing and communications projects that include websites, print collateral, interactive presentations    
  • Creative concept origination and creative team manager of art directors, copywriters, designers, production artists, web and interactive programmers.  Direct supervisor of 7 team members.

Notemarks LLC  is an interactive media development company in Baltimore, Maryland, whose primary product is a downloadable software tool for advanced search optimization, social bookmarking and web-based information management.

Apr 2006 - Sep 2006

Executive Producer and Creative Strategy

Engine Performance

As Executive Producer and Creative Consultant duties included:

  • Creative and concept strategy for major clients    
  • Management of the firm’s top 3 real estate developer accounts with project scope ranging from $165 million-$1.5 billion.    
  • Copywriting and creative direction for multi-media and broadcast productions, web environments, print collateral, outdoor media and interactive presentations    
  • Editing and Post supervision  
  • Direct client relations/presentation responsibilities    
  • Responsibility for leading teams comprised of the area’s top industry talent on client marketing and communications projects that include websites, print collateral, interactive presentations, broadcast production, and guerilla marketing    
  • Creative concept origination and creative team manager of art directors, copywriters, designers, production artists, web and interactive programmers.

Engine Performance is a full service marketing and communications agency in Baltimore, Maryland, whose clients include Turner Development Group, Pulte Homes, Veritas Lex, and Amerock Inc., a division of Newell-Rubbermaid.

Jul 2004 - Apr 2006

Freelance Broadcast Producer/Writer/Director

Planit Advertising

As Freelance Producer/Writer/Director duties included:

  • All pre-production responsibilities and logistical planning  
  • Scheduling, story boarding, writing and re-writes    
  • Directing, producing, shooting; all facets of multi-media and digital production    
  • Editing and Post supervision    
  • Direct client relations/presentation responsibilities

Contracted by Planit to write and produce corporate videos for their top clients:  XLHealth, a Baltimore based government health contractor and Chevy Chase Bank, greater Washington D.C.’s largest bank.

Oct 2004 - Dec 2005

Creative Director

The Cotter Team

As Creative Director and Broadcast Producer duties included:

  • All pre-production responsibilities and logistical planning    
  • Scheduling, story boarding, writing and re-writes  
  • Directing and producing, all facets of multi-media and digital production    
  • Editing and Post supervision    
  • Creative origination, direction and supervision on all major campaigns  
  • Management of all visual, audio, kiosk, web based and interactive creative    
  • Leadership and supervision of 12 employees

The CotterTeam is a full service advertising and integrated communications firm serving some of the largest and most diverse clients in the mid-Atlantic region.  The firm specializes in brand creation, broadcast production and media placement and consulting.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Communications/Technology Expert

Advanced professional experience in the creative communications/marketing and technology fields. Deep experience in website and software development, innovation strategies, creative direction and capital raising. Deep experience in digital media production and strategy      

Writer, Filmmaker

15 years experience in creative storytelling; Produced, written, directed and edited feature films and national broadcast television (features, documentaries and episodic TV). Clients have included Discovery Channel, ESPN, NBC, FoxSports, ICJS.org; Published editorial contributor.

Writing / Presentation and Public Speaking

10 years professional training and experience in creative/business/fundraising writing and presentation Experienced presenter specializing in outreach and fundraising for innovation sector

Foreign Language Skills

Expert fluency in Spanish; Advanced fluency in Hebrew

Hazzanut Experience

Training in Weekday Service/High Holiday Service cantillation; Training in Torah and Haftarah reading; Training in Lifecycle Ceremony cantillation