The LI Law Podcast

Ep 27: Rabbi Dr. Steven Moss talks about the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission and much more.

December 18, 2019

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Your host, Zehava Schechter, is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar for 30 years.  She concentrates her private practice in estate planning, administration, and litigation; real estate law; contracts, and business formation and dissolution.  If you like this podcast, you may want to look for Zehava’s monthly articles in the Malverne/West Hempstead Herald, Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald, Oceanside/Island Park Herald, and the Beacon newspapers.

Our guest on this 27th episode is Rabbi Dr. Steven Moss, who retired in October, 2019 as chairman of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission where he served for 28 years, since 1992.  Rabbi Moss also served as co-chair of the Suffolk County Anti-Bias Task Force and chair of the Islip Town Anti-Bias Task Force in the battle against anti-Semitism and other bias crimes. He is the longest sitting member on the Islip Town Board of Ethics and is also Director and Founder of STOPBIAS, an educational program for bias/hate crimes offenders.

Rabbi Moss also serves as chaplain to the Suffolk County Police Department since 1986 and holds the rank of Chief of Chaplains.  Rabbi Moss also serves as chaplain at various hospitals and skilled nursing/assisted living homes in the Suffolk community. He is Rabbi Emeritus of B’nai Israel Reform Temple in Oakdale, New York, President of the Suffolk County Board of Rabbis and is past-president of numerous local and county organizations. He is also Chair of the Center for Social Justice and Human Understanding located in the library of the Selden Campus of Suffolk Community College.

Rabbi Moss is a student of Kabbalah and meditation and has led workshops in these areas of Jewish life and study. Rabbi Moss’ bike trip to Auschwitz was featured in Newsday:  He has had articles printed in the Journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and in other publications.   He is the author of “An Anatomy of One Breath,”

Rabbi Steven Moss’ contact information is:

Telephone: (631) 793-5488

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