Open Torah!
Jewtique’s Approach to Personalized Jewish Learning

Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services is pioneering the OpenTorah! approach to Jewish learning.

OpenTorah! appreciates that we live with the greatest access to Jewish education in history. Entire libraries of sacred texts are now digitized and available on the web and in apps for our devices. Classic works in Jewish studies are a click away. But Jewish learning goes so far beyond books. Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services offers you the chance to learn the topics of your choice, using the approaches best suited for your learning style. Film, DVD courses, virtual online tours, podcasts and other multimedia tools are available that supplement or even replace traditional book-based curriculum. Video conferencing open up world-wide options for engaging in real-time distance learning. Whatever your learning interest, and whatever your learning style, Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services becomes your personal Concierge Jewish Learning Service!

  • Adult Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah
    Any Time Can Be the Right Time.
  • One-on-One / Small Group Study
    Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services meets you where you’re at for classes.
  • Personal / Family Jewish Learning Consultation
    Jewtique Concierge Rabbinic Services can help the DIY inclined with a personalized learning self-directed learning program.
Guest Rabbinic Scholar

Rabbi David Greenspoon is a passionate, engaging, and exciting Jewish educator.

Rabbi Greenspoon loves bringing the sweeping story of Jewish history to life. He invites students to enter an inspiring world of ideas, dreams and real people presented in the context of the events and realities of their time and place. Equally at home with thematic or content-driven approaches when teaching from the library of Judaism’s classic sacred and secular texts, he has created and taught courses in Jewish ethics and theology, and offers specialty expertise in bio-medical and military ethics from Jewish perspectives. Rabbi Greenspoon is a leader in Interfaith Education and Programming, and has led efforts to create novel interfaith study programs in communities across the United States.

His innovative approach to reaching students extends back to the earliest days of the public internet. He led the AOL weekly Torah Chat, the first known internet-based interactive Jewish learning, early in 1993. He pioneered the country’s first tuition-free Jewish congregational religious school in 1996. That same year he introduced Grandparenting in the Age of Intermarriage, the first program of its type ever for Jewish grandparents. He has written curriculum on LGBTQ+ issues for High School students, and syllabi for college level classes. Rabbi Greenspoon’s adult education and informal youth education programming are nationally recognized and award winning.

His writings have been published widely including appearances in the Jewish Bible Quarterly, Navy Chaplain Magazine, Washington Jewish Week, The Baltimore Jewish Times, The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs The Unraveller, and on his blog for The Times of Israel. Rabbi Greenspoon’s personal blog is Views from Outside the Box, and examples of his creative liturgy can be found online at Ritualwell.org.

Rabbi Greenspoon welcomes the opportunity to visit your organization, congregation, business, or community.

He is equally at home teaching in Jewish, Christian, interfaith, secular, and academic settings. Ongoing thematic classes, retreats, and special event occasions are designed and delivered with your needs and goals in mind every step of the way. Rabbi Greenspoon especially loves teaching in context on locations connected to the subject matter, and is happy to work with you to maximize your Education Destination travel with preparation and summation sessions.

Where We’ve Been Recently

Haberman Institute of Jewish Studies-online (May-June 2024)

Broad Run High School, Sterling, VA (November 2023)

Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County Faith in Justice Webinar, Loudoun County, VA (September 2023)

Sligo Seventh Day Adventist Church, Takoma Park, MD (July 2023)

The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC (July 2023)

Ring House, Charles E. Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD (March 2023, October 2023, May 2024)

Rumi Forum, Scriptural Reasoning Series, Virginia Theological Seminary (January 2023)

Loudoun County Public Library Encountering Other Faiths Webinar, Loudoun County, VA (April 2022)

George Mason University Sikh Student Association, Fairfax, VA (March 2022)

Shenandoah University Division of Physical Therapy (May 2020)

Online Conversion Program
with Darshan Yeshiva and PunkTorah

Online Conversion Program

Rabbi Greenspoon is joining the faculty of PunkTorah’s Darshan Yeshiva to mentor online students undergoing the process of becoming Jewish. The program is ten months of preparation with the curriculum and online meetings with Rabbi Greenspoon, and requires a commitment of one hour a month for mentor meetings.

The program is completely administered by the Darshan Yeshivah. The fees are all-inclusive, and no extra expenses for an eventual bet din (rabbinic court) and mikveh (immersion) are required. The prepared curriculum is supplemented by podcasts on converting to Judaism by Darshan Yeshiva’s Executive Director (and also a Jew-By-Choice), Rabbi Patrick Beaulier, and a curated list of Best of the Web videos, lectures and websites from other organizations for a broad understanding of Judaism. Learn more by visiting https://darshanyeshiva.org/conversion-about/.

David is a hands-on Rabbi and Educator who works well with all age groups. He is particularly sensitive to the needs and concerns of children and young people and finds creative ways to engage them… and as a teacher, he attracts students at every level. David brings all of the qualities of Jewish leadership to his position: intellect, spirit, and good deeds.

— Bonnie Lipton, Past National President of Hadassah, Chicago, IL