Our Founders

David Moss, MD, MBA

David is a physician and entrepreneur from Milwaukee, WI, with a background in emergency medicine, Integrative Medicine and an MBA from Northwestern University.

In 1999, David’s sister taught David how to make a paper lamp. “I was instantly enchanted, and still find working with illuminated paper to be pure magic!
“I began giving these lamps away to those in need of healing, comfort and inspiration. I soon found myself teaching the lamp-making process to others – it was transformative.”

In 2016 David founded The Illumignossi Project and in 2018 he co-founded OrLanu. 6 Million Lights was inspired by some of the Holocaust survivors and descendants who participated in various light-making workshops through The Illumignossi Project.

David loves finding creative ways to engage in Judaism. He’s played the Irish whistle, the button accordion and sung with several Irish and bluegrass bands. David has mountain-biked with his four children from Canada to Mexico and has kayaked solo across the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. When it’s time to slow down, David heads to his remote cabin in the Upper Michigan with his wife, Colleen, their four children and five grandchildren, and their many friends.

Rabbi Moishe Steigmann

Rabbi Moishe Steigmann

Rabbi Moishe Steigmann is the founder and director of The Spark Wisconsin, a non-profit organization which seeks to activate Jewish energy through alternative Jewish programming.

He is also the rabbi of Congregation Cnesses Israel in Green Bay, WI. Rabbi Steigmann has extensive work experience in synagogues, Jewish day schools, camps, and other informal educational and religious settings; has designed curricula; and has co-authored a published work on Judaism, peace, and education. He received his rabbinic ordination and a master’s degree in Jewish education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) in New York and is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Rabbi Steigmann teaches often to adults and children of all faiths and backgrounds. He explores what it means to be Jewish in today’s world, what is common to Judaism and other faiths and what is different, and how religion can be a moral, ethical, and just voice in today’s world.

Alongside Dr. David Moss, Rabbi Steigmann is a Co-Founder of OrLanu.

In addition, Rabbi Steigmann is a big sports fan, especially of the Green Bay Packers, and also loves games and puzzles. He is the proud father of two children.