Rabbi Moshe Turk
Issues and Challenges Facing Baalei Teshuva
Rabbi Moshe Turk is founder and Co-Director of the Jewish Heritage Center of Queens and Long Island, a highly regarded Kiruv organization which dramatically impacted the lives of more than 20,000 Jews. Through the efforts of the JHC, thousands have been guided to a life of Torah and Mitzvos and many thousands more have made significant strides in their connection to Torah Judaism. Rabbi Turk is a dynamic and inspiring speaker who has lectured throughout the United States, Canada and Israel to both secular and learned audiences. Warm and empathetic, he effectively communicates encouragement, growth and support to Jews on all levels and from all backgrounds. His counsel is sought for a keen understanding of people and of the challenges facing those who seek to integrate Torah into their personal and professional lives. Jews on the beginning of their Journey come for inspiration and direction. Baalei Teshuva come for his understanding of the unique challenges they face as they navigate the dynamics of their new role in their family, workplace and communities. Additionally Rabbi Turk provides training and consultation to individuals, Kiruv Rabbis and Kiruv organizations from around the country and abroad.
Thank you for the opportunity to share a few thoughts. The challenge you describe is so very common it almost seems to be approaching a ‘norm” in many communities, both in BT and FFB families. For Baal Teshuva parents it is worthwhile to remember that while they made this lifestyle choice when already of mature […]