Rabbi Joseph Berman

Rabbi Joseph grew up outside Kansas City and received his Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University  in Connecticut. A Wexner graduate fellow, Rabbi Joseph was ordained in 2010 by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, an unaffiliated and  pluralistic seminary in Boston. Following ordination, he 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. He is the co-founder of 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.