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Rabbi Moshe Davis

Rabbi Moshe Davis is originally from Chicago and relocated to Charleston from Houston, TX where he held leadership positions for the past four years. Upon his arrival to Houston in 2008, he served as the Assistant Rabbi of United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston (UOS), a congregation of 350 members.  At UOS he taught classes, delivered sermons and officiated at lifecycle events, but most notably, ran innovative adult education and teen programming. Before coming to Houston, Rabbi Davis co-founded the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA), a nonprofit organization which assists women who are unjustly refused a get by their recalcitrant husbands. Since its founding in 2002, ORA has resolved over 100 cases and has received international acclaim for its success.

Rabbi Davis ran a community-wide growth initiative, in conjunction with the City of Houston, as well as the Orthodox Union, which recently chose Houston as their model city for Affordable Orthodox Living. In this capacity, Rabbi Davis recruited out of state families, helped them find professional opportunities in Houston, spoke regularly at community and synagogue events, and was a liaison between all the different parts of the Houston Jewish community.

Rabbi Davis received his BA in psychology, MS in Jewish education as well as rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University. Additionally, he has completed advanced training on the laws of Jewish Family Purity from Machon Puah in Jerusalem and outreach training at Ner Le’Elef. Rabbi Davis is married to Ariela, an experienced Jewish educator, who has taught Judaic studies on the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels in both the US and Israel.  Ariela received her BA in Journalism from Stern College for Women, her MS in Jewish education from Azrieli Graduate School for Jewish Education and was a fellow at a joint program between Midreshet Lindenbaum and Hebrew University.  Her areas of academic interest include the development of Jewish Law as well as Holocaust studies.

Rabbi and Ariela Davis are the proud parents of three girls, Yaelle, Elisheva and Adiel.

Rabbi Moshe Davis  |  rabbidavis@bsbisynagogue.com  |  843-577-6599 ext. 2