Rabbi Bruce Ginsburg has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Sons of Israel in Woodmere, NY, since 1991.
A community activist on behalf of Israel, Soviet Jewry, and intra/interfaith cooperation, Rabbi Ginsburg’s essays have appeared in Newsday, the Jerusalem Report, Moment, the Christian Science Monitor, and numerous Jewish weeklies. A devotee of modern Hebrew literature, he earned his doctorate with the dissertation, Restoring the Jewish Narrative Tradition: Religious Israeli Novelists, 1967 – 2000.
Rabbi Ginsburg was a founding Vice President of the UTJ. In that capacity, he authored its original mission statement, chaired its first half dozen annual conferences, and wrote and directed two documentaries: In Praise of Tradition, which traces the group’s origin, and “A Conversation with Rav David Weiss Halivni, which explores the thinker’s views on a variety of contemporary subjects. In the 1990s, he co-founded the organization’s Institute of Traditional Judaism and became the founding co-chairman of Morashah, its rabbinic fellowship, before serving as the UTJ’s President from 2003 to 2008.