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David Ben Moshe

Writer, Speaker, Coach

David Ben Moshe is an inspirational speaker and expert fitness coach, whose life is a testament to the power of positive change. After landing in federal prison due to selling drugs and guns, David experienced an awakening that changed the entire course of his life. He underwent an Orthodox Jewish Conversion at B’nai Israel Synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues in the United States; he obtained a B.S. in Exercise Science from Towson University (Magna Cum Laude); and became a successful personal trainer, eventually owning his own fitness studio in Baltimore, Maryland. David currently writes and speaks about racial inequality, criminal justice reform, health and fitness, and Israel related topics.


After finishing his degree, David was prevented from attending Graduate School due to his criminal record. He moved to Israel where he has spent the last four years fighting for citizenship - an automatic right for all Jews including converts. Following a prolonged legal battle and eight-day hunger strike, he has been promised citizenship on January 1st, 2023. 

David's writing has been published in many news sources including Newsweek, The Jerusalem Post, and The Forward. He is an internationally sought-out speaker and has spoken for groups across North America, Europe, and Israel. He provides private coaching through his company Magen Fitness. 


His amazing story of positive transformation has been featured in The Baltimore Jewish Times, JMore Living, Ynet, Tablet Magazine, The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, and Kan. He currently lives in Be'er Sheva with his wife and two children. He is also pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism from NYU.

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Lecture Topics

•  Love, Hate, and Discrimination 

•  From Incarceration to Redemption:
    My Journey from U.S. Federal Prison to Israel

•  Change is Possible: The Steps to Make

    Meaningful Change in Your Life. 

•  The A.R.T. of Teshuva: How Judaism Can Help

    You Change the Direction of your life

•  Middle East Lives Matter: Comparing Arab

    Israelis and African Americans 

David Ben Moshe

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