Rabbi Gideon Black


Rabbi Gideon Black is the Director of Professional Recruitment and Leadership Development for OU-JLIC, previously having served as the OU-JLIC Rabbi at New York University from 2011 to 2015. Gideon was born and raised in the UK and moved to New York in 2007 to pursue semicha at YU’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He began his academic career at the London School of Economics after which he received his law degree from University College London. Gideon has an MA in Jewish Philosophy from YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School and recently completed the Developing Leaders Program at Columbia Business School.  As part of his rabbinic training, Gideon worked in Charleston, SC and served as a rabbinic intern at Manhattan Jewish Experience and the Riverdale Jewish Center. In Israel, Gideon studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion and the YU Gruss Kollel. Gideon is married to Aliza, a Physician Assistant, and they are the proud parents of Judah, Natan and Maya.

To speak to Rabbi Black, email him at black@ou.org