Jhos Singer

Jhos Singer (www.jhossinger.com) has served as the service leader at Coastside Jewish Community in Half Moon Bay, California, since 2000. He received s’micha (ordination) from his community to act as their rabbi in 2002, and at the same time his teacher, Rabbi Gershon Winkler, conferred upon him the title of maggid. Jhos is a frequent contributor to Jewish Mosaic’s “Torah Queeries” commentary. He lives in Berkeley, California with his lovely wife, Julie Batz and their three delightfully wily children and one lazy cat. He is a Koret Jewish educator fellow and is pursuing his master’s degree in Jewish studies at the Graduate Theological Union.

Recent Posts by Jhos

Freak Flags Flying

Being a parent is an endlessly surprising enterprise. My children perplex me in ways that are both deeply disturbing as well as off-the-hook, beyond brilliant. I can say with absolute surety that, at this point in my life, they are my best and most important teachers. In the last few weeks, as the spate of…

Transparent on High

A maggid’s psychic powers.