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Joel Abraham

Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains, NJ
Participates in 1 Session
Rabbi Abraham and his wife, Michelle Shapiro Abraham, have one daughter -- Avital Devorah and one son - Ezri Barak. He grew up in Temple Beth El in Somerville where his father was the Rabbi and where he was active in JFTY. He co-founded a Reform Jewish student organization in college and has worked for our region's youth movement and Mitzvah Corps. His education degrees include a BA in History from Yale College, an MA in Modern European History from Columbia, and an MAHL from Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. He was ordained at HUC-JIR in New York and studied at the Jerusalem, LA, and NY campuses. Before becoming Rabbi at Temple Sholom in 1999, he served pulpits in California, Nevada, Virginia, and West Virginia. Locally, Rabbi Abraham is past president of the Scotch Plains/Fanwood Ministerium, is active with HomeFirst, the Interfaith Coalition for the Homeless of Union County and a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Past President of the NJWHVARR. He also serves on the URJ Kutz Camp Committee and the CCAR Youth Committee. Along with his wife, Michelle Shapiro Abraham, he is co-author of Mishkan T'filah Journal, an interactive version of the Reform movement's new prayerbook.

Sessions in which Joel Abraham participates

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
2:30 PM
2:30 PM
Succeeding in Making Change on the State Level
1 hour 30 minutes, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Loews Atlanta Hotel - Ellington Ballroom - Salon F


Fred Guttman, Temple Emanuel, Greensboro (Participant)

Joel Abraham, Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains, NJ (Participant)

Rabbi Sissy Coran, Rockdale Temple (Participant)