Rabbi Josh Weisman is Senior Program Officer for Racial Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the East Bay at the Jewish Community Federation (Bay Area). Recently, he served as Senior Jewish Educator at Hillel at the University of Washington and Jconnect Seattle. Prior to that, he was the Jewish Emergent Network Rabbinic Fellow at the Kavana Cooperative in Seattle. He was ordained at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in 2018. Prior to rabbinical school, he worked as a grass-roots organizer, including with congregations. As an organizer, he discovered the way that Jewish text can be a powerful inspiration and guide to social change work, and how both learning and social change can build community. He continues to work at the intersection of Jewish learning and practice, social change, and community building. He has taught Jewish text to adults, young adults, graduate students, college students, teens, and middle school students in a variety of settings including congregations, Hillels, and social justice contexts.
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