Rabbi Michael I. Gisser, a native of Canada, recently served his adopted country in the United States Army as a chaplain, attaining the rank of Captain. He served as a civil affairs battalion and brigade chaplain from 2011-2016.
Rabbi Gisser holds Masters Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Religion and Educational Leadership, in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Management. He studied at the Institute for Traditional Judaism and completed his ordination at Kollel Ayshel Avraham in Spring Valley, New York. He has served as the Executive Director of the Holocaust Museum and Study Center in Spring Valley, New York; as Associate Dean of Jewish Studies at the American Hebrew Academy; founding Jewish Chaplain at Wake Forest University and as the Director of Israel and Jewish Programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has also taught at High Point University in the Religion Department and is a frequent speaker at Jewish and Holocaust related events.
Currently, Rabbi Gisser is a PhD student in Marriage and Family Therapy at Antioch University New England and a PRN Hospital Chaplain in the Moses Cone Health System.