Isaiah is a rabbi, songwriter, and spiritual enthusiast, originally from the ultra-Orthodox community of Monsey, NY. As a Jew of Color, Isaiah share’s ancestry with people of different faiths, colors, and backgrounds. Isaiah’s ancestors fought in the American Revolutionary War, were Eastern-European Jews, and were slaves in America. From Haredi to Universalists, and from Chabad niggunim (songs) to Motown, Isaiah grew up dancing between worlds. Passing for white, while honoring his Jewish and African roots, Isaiah learned early on that being Black-Jewish and American was different, and saw it as his mission to help others unlock their legacy and voice. Isaiah attended Binghamton University, followed by Yeshiva University for his masters in social work and S'mikhah. During this time, Isaiah began to expand his sense of Jewish peoplehood and his role as a rabbi, traveling around the world with the JDC, spreading stories of peace, hope, and song. As one of Jewish Week's 36 Under 36, Isaiah became a founding member of the Beis Community in Washington Heights, and the Union Street Sanctuary places where “All. Are Welcome. Always.” In recent years, Isaiah has continued to develop his voice as a leader, authoring dozens of articles on diversity, inclusion, and social change. Isaiah currently serves as the rabbi-in-residence of Hazon, the rabbi and spiritual leader of Kehillat Harlem, senior rabbinic fellow at Hillel's Office of Innovation.