Rabbi Joshua Gerstein

Rabbi Joshua Gerstein, *originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania made Aliyah to Israel in 2007. He received his *Semicha from Rabbi Shlomo Kassin of the Midrash Sephardi of Jerusalem, as well as from Rabbi Aharon Ziegler of Kollel Agudat Achaim. Rabbi Gerstein holds a B.A. in Psychology from Touro College and a M.A. in Jewish Education from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since moving to Israel, he has served as the assistant Rabbi under Rav Nachman Kahana of Beit Knesset Chazon Yechezkel- the Young Israel of the Old City, and has taught Gemara and Jewish Thought in Jerusalem post-high school Yeshivot and gap year programs for North American youth. In addition, he served as a non-commissioned officer in the I.D.F. Rabbinate, where he was responsible for religious services and Jewish identity programming. Rabbi Gerstein lives in Jerusalem with his wife Devora and son Eli.

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