Rabbi Michael Ross

Rabbi Michael Ross is a Reconstructionist rabbi living in suburban Philadelphia. He currently is the Director at "Hayom" in Phoenixville, PA. Hayom is an independent, progressive Jewish learning center in suburban Philadelphia dedicated to the study of “Present-Tense Judaism,” where students study privately for bar and bat mitzvah.

He also is the Director of Education for Temple Beth El, in Newark, DE. and the Community Outreach Coordinator for Shaarai Shomayim in Lancaster.

Rabbi Michael officiates at interfaith Jewish weddings and other Jewish lifecycle events. He is a member of the founding cohort of “Rabbis Without Borders.” Additionally, Rabbi Michael sits on the Board of RENA: Reconstructionist Educators of North America.

Rabbi Michael has taught Gratz College courses to high school students in both “Jewish Bible Studies” and “Jewish Education” for five years in the Gratz’ JCHS program. He is a published curriculum writer and works as an experienced editor to rabbis fine-tuning their sermons and blog entries. He co-edited the recent children’s prayer-book, “Kol HaNo’ar: The Voice of Children.”

He is married to Rabbi Rachel Brown, the spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Jacob in Phoenixville, where Rabbi Michael has taught Torah Study for the past 9 years. Together Rachel and Michael are busy celebrating family life with their first child, Gabriel.