Background and Focus

Adam Mintz, a Modern Orthodox rabbi in New York City, believes that the greatest challenge facing twenty-first century Jewry is the creation of educated Jews who understand that the key to the Jewish future is the appreciation of the Jewish past.

Toward this goal, Rabbi Mintz teaches Jewish history, law and thought in a variety of venues. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Jewish History at City College, New York and a member of the Talmud faculty at Yeshivat Maharat. In addition, Rabbi Mintz has presented a weekly lecture in Jewish History on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for the past fifteen years. These classes are available as mp3 files and have attracted a virtual community of enthusiastic students from around the world.

Rabbi Mintz completed his rabbinical ordination at Yeshiva University and received his doctorate at New York University. The topic of his dissertation is “Halakhah in America: The History of City Eruvin, 1894-1962.” He served as a rabbi in a number of Modern Orthodox synagogues in the New York area, including Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun and Lincoln Square Synagogue. Rabbi Mintz is the rabbi and founder of Kehilat Rayim Ahuvim, a Modern Orthodox synagogue in Manhattan.

Rabbi Mintz is married to Sharon Liberman Mintz, Curator of Jewish Art at The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary and Senior Consultant for Judaica at Sothebys. They have three children; Noam, Ariel and Shoshana.