Rabbi Bradd H. Boxman was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA.
A member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), Rabbi Boxman is committed to five particular areas of his rabbinate: 1) to be in touch with the needs and desires of his congregation; 2) to function as a teacher and exemplar of Torah; 3) to devote a significant amount of time to issues of social justice; 4) to communicate effectively with his congregation by speaking honestly and passionately about issues of Jewish and social concern; and 5) above all else, to serve as a mensch: a role model of ethical behavior, moral integrity and compassionate loving kindness.
Ordained at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, OH in 1986, Rabbi Boxman served as Rabbi for the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation in Indianapolis, IN; the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; at the United Jewish Center (UJC) in Danbury, CT, and Har Sinai Congregation in Owings Mills, MD.
In addition to his rabbinic service, Rabbi Boxman served as adjunct professor of Jewish History at Western Connecticut State University and as chaplain to a variety of groups, including hospitals and the armed forces. He has been an active member of the communities in which he has served, especially in interfaith activities, and he has published several articles in The American Rabbi.
Rabbi Boxman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages at Villanova University, and minored in Christian Studies. He entered Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem and completed his rabbinical studies in Cincinnati while teaching at Wise Temple and Yavneh Day School. Rabbi Boxman’s student rabbi experience included two years at Temple Beth Shalom in Winter Haven, FL and he served as a civilian chaplain at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH.
Rabbi Boxman has been married to Linda for 32 years. They have three daughters, Ariel, Talia and Ashira. Ariel was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, OH in 2012 and now serves as a Rabbi/Educator at Temple Shalom in Dallas, Texas. Talia is completing her Masters as Educational Specialist (Ed.S) in School Physiology and Ashira is a Junior at Florida State University.