Words From Our Rabbi



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Rabbi Susie Heneson Moskowitz is the Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth Torah in Melville.  She brings warmth and creativity to our community.   She teaches adults and in our Religious and Nursery Schools.   Rabbi Moskowitz officiates at all of our services and life cycle events.  She is involved in every aspect of synagogue life.  She works hard to connect congregants to each other to create an inviting congregation.

Rabbi Moskowitz began at Temple Beth Torah in 1996 as our Rabbi Educator and then became our Associate Rabbi.   She established Mishpacha University our family school.

Prior to coming to TBT, Rabbi Moskowitz was a Family Educator at the Reconstructionist Temple of the North Shore, where she implemented one of the first UJA-Federation Continuity grants.  She began her career as the Assistant Rabbi at Temple Beth El of Great Neck.

Sept 2018 Yom Kippur Sermon: Yizkor

The longer someone is gone the further away you might feel from them. Their picture isn’t quite as vivid in your mind, instead of millions of images you keep coming back to just a few glimpses of your person. This can make the passing of time feel scary. We want the pain and hurt to subside, but we don’t want our memories to fade; Their scent of the pillow to diminish; The indent in the chair to fill in. We want to hold on.

This past May I lost a dear friend, classmate and colleague Rabbi Aaron Panken, in small plane crash. Not only was he my friend and has been since our year in Israel in 1986, and my son’s really good friend’s dad but he was the President of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where he was just beginning to realize his vision for the future of the Reform Rabbinate. His passing was a public tragedy, but I know this doesn’t compare to the loss for his family.

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