Jhos a dynamic preacher, storyteller, pastoral counselor, and musician. He has a unique ability to translate Torah and Jewish tradition in ways that are accessible, relevant, and compelling. He is a rogue scholar: on the one hand, he holds a BA in Music from UCLA and an MA in Jewish Studies from the Graduate Theological Union—and on the other, he also finds as much wisdom in pop culture, mixology, home gardening, or taking in a fine afternoon with friends and family. His love for all things Torah, his congregants, and their trust in him fuel his desire to serve.
In addition to his congregational leadership, Maggid Jhos also serves part time as the Maggid of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco; he writes and teaches in the Bay Area and nationally; and as an out transman, he advocates for deepening understanding of the role of gender in spirituality.
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