Authors Posts by Yisrael Motzen

Yisrael Motzen

Yisrael Motzen serves as rabbi of Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue in Baltimore, MD. He is a musmakh of Ner Israel Rabbinical College and holds an M.A. in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Rabbi Motzen can be reached at

Reimagining Our Shuls Starts Now: An Open Letter to Shul Boards and Fellow Rabbis

Sruly Motzen argues that to ensure that our shuls emerge as strong as possible after the pandemic, first and foremost we must strengthen the relationships between our rabbis and their communities today.