Upcoming Events
Shavuot May 19-21
Mah Jongg May 22
Intro to Kabbalah May 22
Knit & Knosh May 23
Adult Ed May 23
Talmud class May 24
Torah Yoga May 26
Mah Jongg May 29
Intro to Kabbalah May 29
Dinner Club May 29
Knit & Knosh May 30
Annual Congregational Meeting May 30
Talmud class May 31

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Sunday, May 20
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Spiritual Leadership

Rabbi Jordan Hersh

Rabbi Hersh, a recent graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, joined Beth Sholom in July 2014. He brings a wealth of experience to his role as full-time spiritual leader.

During his year of study in Israel, Rabbi Hersh served as a rabbinic intern at a Masorti congregation in Be'er Sheva. While living in Jerusalem and studying at Machon Schechter, he was also a participant in the Shalom Hartman Rabbinical Students Seminar, a yearlong program that brings together rabbinical students from all Jewish denominations. He is an alumnus of the Rabbis Without Borders Rabbinical Student Fellowship through the National Center for Learning and Leadership. Strengthening interdenominational relationships, as well as interfaith relationships, continues to be an important aspect of Rabbi Hersh's rabbinate.

Rabbi Hersh is a trained community organizer and has completed an intensive unit of clinical pastoral education, during which he served as a Hospice chaplain at Beth Israel Medical Center.

Previously, Rabbi Hersh served as the rabbinic intern at Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y., under the guidance of Rabbi Gordon Tucker and as a rabbi to Congregation Shomrei Torah in Tallahassee, Fla.

Rabbi Hersh is married to Shulie Hersh, who is Beth Sholom's part-time cantor. They met while living and studying in Jerusalem. In their free time they love to make music, cook and explore the natural world together.

Rabbi Hersh is also an avid cyclist and recently served as co-chair for the Hazon New York Bike Ride.

Contact Rabbi Hersh by phone at 301-663-3437 or by email at rabbi@bethsholomfrederick.org


Meet Rabbi Hersh
Rabbi Hersh became part of our Beth Sholom family in fall 2013 as a rabbinic intern. He joins us two weekends each month, engaging us in spirited Shabbat services, leading inspiring Shabbat learning sessions, meeting with synagogue members and visiting with the religious school children. He is eager to help all explore their roots, embrace Judaism and make Beth Sholom a center for vibrant Jewish life and exeriences.