After an extensive search, Temple Beth Tikvah’s (TBT) Search Committee and Board were unanimous in their decision to hire Rabbi Danny Moss to be the Madison temple’s next rabbi, starting on July 1. He succeeds Rabbi Stacy Offner, who has been TBT’s rabbi since 2012.
“We understood that any rabbi who would follow Rabbi Offner had to be someone special. We knew that the person we were looking for needed to be warm, engaging, scholarly, thoughtful and inclusive to all. It had to be someone who had a vision for TBT and its new building while having an understanding of our fundamental values and what we hold sacred. We also knew a sense of humor and ability to spread joy wouldn’t hurt! We are pleased to say we have found that all in Rabbi Moss. Rabbi Moss, originally from Chicago, comes to us with a wealth of knowledge, talents and an enthusiasm for what we will do together,” said TBT President Sarah Mervine, and Search Committee Co-Chairs Marlene Schwartz and Karen Goldberg in a January letter to the congregation.
A graduate of Oberlin College, majoring in Jewish studies and comparative religion, he pursued his rabbinic studies at Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion. He is in his fourth year at Temple Israel in Westport, first as assistant rabbi and currently as associate rabbi. He will be joining TBT along with his wife, Rabbi Susan Landau Moss, the palliative care chaplain of Bridgeport Hospital.
Visit TBTshoreline.org to hear him say hello in his own words and find out more information.