Maurice Appelbaum grew up in Brooklyn NY and graduated from Brooklyn College. He was granted semicha, rabbinic ordination, in 2009 from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. He serves at Congregation Ahavas Israel, the Greenpoint Shul, in Brooklyn NY. He is also a supervisory candidate at the Healthcare Chaplaincy and works at New York Hospital Queens as a chaplain. Maurice lives in Greenpoint with his wife and children.