Maggid Jhos Singer

Maggid Jhos Singer serves as spiritual leader and teacher at Chochmat HaLev, a progressive, welcoming community for those seeking a joyful, inclusive, and embodied path to Jewish spiritual and ethical practice. He received smicha from Rabbi Gershon Winkler in 2002 as a Maggid – literally “one who tells.” The title of Maggid was used in the early Chassidic movement to describe a person of learning who was skilled in storytelling, preaching, counseling, teaching and singing. Jhos holds a degree in music from UCLA, and spent many years working in a variety of occupations: oceanographic researcher, scuba diver, music teacher, firefighter, symphonic percussionist, and barista. His deep and inspirational teaching draws from this wildly diverse background.