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 is currently finishing his studies towards 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 currently serves 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 family
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