Rabbi Misha Shulman
Born and raised in Jerusalem to American parents, Misha Shulman has been working as a Jewish educator since 1994. He has taught many hundreds of children of all ages, preparing many of them for their B’nai Mitzvah. In 2009 he founded SCJ, where his educational work won him the Mintz Award for Creative Jewish Education. Misha received his rabbinic ordination in 2019, and since 2020 he’s been serving as Rabbi of The New Shul, an independent, progressive Jewish community in Greenwich Village.
Rabbi Misha has taught at a number of Reform synagogues including The Village Temple, the Shul of New York and Rodef Shalom Religious School, and worked as an Arts Educator for the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York from. He has created programming for the Brooklyn JCC, the 14th Street Y and the Manny Cantor Center.
Rabbi Misha is an accomplished playwright, theater director and actor, with an MFA from Brooklyn College and an extensive theatrical resume, including performances in places ranging from Off-Off-Broadway theaters to Lincoln Center, as well as around the globe. He plays a variety of musical instruments.
Before coming to New York, Rabbi Misha worked as a Commander in Charge of Education in the IDF, and at Noam, the youth group of the Conservative Movement in Israel.