Rabbi Joshua Greenberg

I have an interest in interfaith dialogue and interreligious learning, believing we can learn from others and teach our own traditions.

Having just been ordained as a rabbi in June 2023, Josh is thrilled to begin his career at Phillips Academy. Originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, Josh grew up in the foothills of the Pocono mountains, surrounded by extended family and friends who had been neighbors for generations. It was this intimate upbringing that instilled in Josh a deep appreciation for community and the strength derived from it.

Josh graduated from Gettysburg College in 2016 with a BA in Religious Studies, cum laude, and gained admittance into Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology.

After taking a year off between his undergraduate and graduate programs, Josh moved to Boston in the summer of 2017 to begin his long awaited journey to work towards receiving smikhah—rabbinic ordination—from Hebrew College, a non-denominational rabbinical school. He wrote his capstone on methods of teaching Judaism to people who are not themselves Jews, and received the Professor J.K. Mikliszanski award for a student preparing for a career in Jewish Education or conducting research in Rabbinic literature.

Josh loves learning, singing, and especially sharing meals with others in an attempt to create community wherever he may find himself. He has a particular interest in interfaith dialogue and interreligious learning, believing that we can learn from the traditions of our neighbors and that our own traditions have something to offer others as well.

Josh enjoys hosting dinner parties, cooking for family and friends, reading American history, hiking, and watching movies. He lives in Brookline with his wife Tatiana.

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