Justin is a proud father and husband, currently living and working as a Jewish Studies Faculty member at the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, NC. At the Academy, Justin lives on campus and serves as a Rosh Beit Midrash, where he gives students the skills to access traditional Jewish texts and find their own voice within tradition. Originally from New Jersey, Justin comes from a family involved in the diversity of synagogue life. Justin is passionate in using traditional sources to increase the diversity of practice and observance of Judaism. Justin enjoys above all, spending time with Rachel and Amit as they continue the adventures of life.
MagneticShul is a toy designed for 3-7 year olds to further engage them in synagogue ritual life. Children can play and explore through imaginative play during t’filot by using scenes from Beit Kenesset and magnets of people and articles found in the synagogue environment. MagneticShul allows for the pluralism and plurality of Jewish synagogue worship by having children direct the environment themselves. MagneticShul is designed to engage children with their parents in positive Jewish experiences.