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Rabbi Michael Simon

Division: Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies
Program: Jewish Studies (Graduate), Jewish Studies (Undergraduate)

Rabbi Michael Simon is currently the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Kodesh in Boynton Beach, Florida. A native of Brooklyn, NY, he attended the Yeshivah of Flatbush before receiving his Bachelors degree in Political Science from Pace University and his law degree from Fordham University. Rabbi Simon received his rabbinic ordination from the Mesivta Adas Wolkowisk in Woodmere, NY and a Master of Arts in Jewish Studies from Gratz College in Philadelphia.

Rabbi Simon practiced law for 20 years in a variety of positions including as a prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and the New Jersey Attorney General's office. He was in private practice for many years before becoming in-house counsel to a securities brokerage firm.

Rabbi Simon has previously taught government and political science at both John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Pace University, is a faculty member of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, and is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker on rabbinic literature and the early rabbinic era.