Who We Are

Own Your Judaism gives people an opportunity to chart their own path to Judaism and to do so free of judgment or rebuke. We guide people on their journey (without telling them what to do), help people identify what is missing in their Jewish lives, and build community around it. Own Your Judaism helps people activate their Jewish energy and be active agents on their own religious path.

A registered non-profit organization, Own Your Judaism is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and serves an international community. We host in-person, online, and hybrid programs, including learning, celebrating, life-cycles events, and coaching.

Who I Am

Like many Jews, I am looking for a Judaism that is meaningful and relevant to me (and to my family). An ordained rabbi, I am fortunate to have the training and experience to create a mindful Jewish life and practice that makes sense for me, and I want to help anyone else looking to walk down that same path.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, I’m a father of two, I love sports, I’m passionate about living out my ideals in the world, and I enjoy almost all puzzles and games. Most simply, I want to do my part to help people make better decisions which, in turn, I believe will help this world become a better place.


Rabbi Moishe Steigmann

Board of Directors

Nancy Ettenheim

I am on the Board of Own Your Judaism because I strongly support its founder, Moishe Steigmann. I have been studying with him for the better part of two years, and find his mission – making the study of Jewish sources more accessible – to be exactly what I have needed. I am a retired criminal prosecutor whose interests have expanded way beyond the courtroom. I previously served on the board of Outpost Natural Foods for over seven years, owned a farm in southwest Wisconsin with my husband for the past 15 years, wrote Op-Ed columns for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel for four years and now study with Moishe, along with virtual learning with Hadar, an egalitarian yeshiva based in New York. I now live in Philadelphia close to my sons, daughters-in-law and grandkids.

Brian King

Bring King is the executive director of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. He holds a juris doctor degree from Duke University School of Law and a bachelor of arts degree in religion from Duke University. King joined the Museum in September 2019 with nearly 15 years of experience in education. He previously served as the head of Milwaukee Jewish Day School as well as its director of innovation, where he transformed the school’s educational model to a student-centered, hands-on learning approach. Prior to that role, King was a middle school social studies teacher at the school. In addition to his background as an educator and attorney, King has owned and operated woodFashioned LLC, a furniture and art digital fabrication business that tapped into his passions for maker culture, innovation and design.

Matt Rolnick

Matthew is a Unitarian Christian who was raised in Reform Judaism. He has a passion for being a liaison between Christians and Jews and reducing antisemitism. He is an innovative business thought leader, brand influencers and author. He has taught online courses to over 110,000 students on topics including entrepreneurship, persuasive writing and social media.