Rabbi Yosef Berman

Rabbi Yosef grew up outside Kansas City and received his Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. A Wexner graduate fellow, Rabbi Yosef was ordained in 2010 by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, an unaffiliated and pluralistic seminary in Boston.

Following ordination, they served for five years as the Rabbi of Temple B’nai Israel in Revere, MA. He has also worked as a farmer, chaplain, community organizer, and advocate for justice and equality for Palestinians and Israelis. Before co-founding the New Synagogue Project, they co-founded Ruach Guild, a skill development and support group for activists who provide spiritual care to social justice movements and organizations. He is passionate about joyful Jewish observance, gardening, ultimate frisbee, and the power of community to create both personal and societal transformation.

Contact Rabbi Yosef at rabbi@newsynagogueproject.org with questions about life cycle events, to receive pastoral care, or learn more about our adult education offerings.