Elyssa Moss Rabinowitz
Elyssa Moss Rabinowitz creates worlds of Jewish meaning and beauty by using all forms of media to create interactive, participatory events and programs rich in Jewish content. She is one of the four co- founders of Kol HaOt, a venture dedicated to conveying and educating Jewish ideas, texts and values through the arts. Today she serves as the organization’s full-time Executive Director, where she is both responsible for the educational content development and production, as well as the overall organizational management. She also serves as director and mentor of Kol HaOt’s “Teacher Institute for the Arts”- a year-long program which trains North American Jewish Day School teachers in the integration of arts and creativity into the Jewish curriculum and life of the school.
Born in California, Elyssa moved to Jerusalem with her family. After serving in the IDF, Elyssa graduated from Bar Ilan University, where she majored in psychology and Jewish history. She attended the Metivta Institute for Higher Torah Studies, and was selected as a scholar in the Advanced Talmud Program at Matan. She is currently finishing her MA in Mishlei: Talmud, Jewish Law and Community Leadership at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.
She founded A Day Away productions, where she has produced major events for institutions and families, which magically weave Jewish texts, music, food, art and drama together to create experiences that are authentic, educational, inspirational, and fun. Elyssa created and runs the Zer Mitzvot experience for bat mitzvah girls and their parents. She has worked on creative content for television at Techelet Jewish Television, and has acted in and produced live theater.
Elyssa is a graduate of the Hartman Institute's Leadership forum, was a PresenTense global fellow, is an ROI community member, a CLI trained facilitator and has served as the Jewish scholar in residence for Schusterman REALITY trips. Elyssa is also a daughter, a sister, a mother to five wonderful children, mother-in-law to one and is privileged to live in Jerusalem with her husband and life partner, Dovi.