Please join us to meet, listen to, and learn with the following assistant rabbi candidates. More information can be found on each of these visits by clicking on the corresponding date.
Rabbi Joshua Rabin
Rabbi Rabin was ordained in 2011. He is currently the Director of Innovation at USCJ (the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism) and has also been serving as the Rabbi in Residence at the Schechter School of Long Island. As Rabbi Rabin said in his cover letter, “…writing this letter is a coming home for me…many in the congregation became exposed to my rabbinic leadership during my time as a USY advisor and as a member of the rabbinic team on the High Holidays…Since I was ordained… [my experiences] provided me with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for innovation that I am eager to utilize in a congregational setting.”
Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz
Rabbi Berkowitz will be ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in May. He has been a Rabbinic Intern at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center in Roslyn, New York since the fall of 2014. At Shelter Rock, he engaged congregants in a variety of ways, including monthly “Lunch and Learns,” Shabbat Family Services, sermons, Adult Education classes, and a class on liturgy called “Prayer by the Pool” at congregants’ homes. He previously worked at Camp Ramah Darom for three summers and spent two summers as an intern in the Department of Education and Community Engagement at American Jewish World Service.
Rabbi Rose will be ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in May. She has been a Rabbinic Intern at Congregation Beth El in South Orange, New Jersey since the fall of 2016. At Beth El, she engaged congregants in many ways, including “Ask the Rabbi” sessions with Talmud Torah students, regular Youth Services, and weekly divrei Torah handouts on Shabbat. At the same time she has been a JTS Slifka Campus Fellow at Muhlenberg College Hillel in Allentown, PA. Rabbi Rose has been a Gabba’it of Women’s League Seminary Synagogue, and spent seven summers at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires.
Rabbi Zagoria-Moffet will be ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in May. He has been a Student Rabbi at Oceanside Jewish Center in New York since the fall of 2015. At Oceanside, he engaged congregants in many ways, including Adult Education classes, b’nai Mitzvah tutoring, a variety of religious services, and pastoral counseling. Rabbi Zagoria-Moffet has been a contributor to State of Formation, a blog devoted to religious pluralism, since 2013. He previously served as summer Intern at T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, spent a year as a Rabbinic Fellow and Youth Director, and received a grant to help create the first egalitarian Sephardi siddur.