Temple Shalom taps Gischner for education role

Rabbi Joshua Gischner (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Joshua Gischner).

Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase has hired Rabbi Joshua Gischner as rabbi educator. Gischner was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2021, and also received a master’s degree in religious education this year. He earned a master’s degree in Hebrew literature from HUC-JIR in 2020.

At the University of Hartford as an undergraduate, he double majored in Judaic studies and history, with a minor in gender studies. He most recently served as rabbinic-education intern and inclusion coordinator at Union Temple of Brooklyn; education intern at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue; and rabbinic intern at both Congregation Sha’are Shalom in Waldorf, and Temple Beth Am in Monessen, Pa.

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