Rabbi Michael Singer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he earned his B.A. in Psychology and Hebraic Studies. In 2003, he was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York with a double concentration in Pastoral Counseling and Talmud & Rabbinics.
Rabbi Singer has a deep passion for Jewish learning with congregants, and inspires students of all ages. His many classes are lively, stimulating and thought-provoking. His Temple office is warm and welcoming.
Together with his wife Alexis and their school-age son and daughter, Rabbi Singer came to Bethlehem from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. There, he was spiritual leader of Temple Beth David for nine years and helped build an innovative and dynamic Conservative congregation.
In Florida, Rabbi Singer sat on the board of Kolot – Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ Domestic Violence Task Force. He supported the Jewish Federation in Florida and now supports the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley.
In addition to his pulpit experience, Rabbi Singer is a member of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) and has served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
In 2008, Rabbi Singer was one of only 14 rabbis throughout the country to be awarded the Legacy Heritage Rabbinic Enrichment Initiative Fellowship from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He also had the privilege of being selected as a rabbinic proof editor for the new Rabbinical Assembly High Holiday mahzor, Lev Shalem. Rabbi Singer continues to be active in the work of the national Rabbinical Assembly and the Conservative Movement and was elected in 2011 to the Assembly’s national nominating committee.