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Rabbi Josh Broide
In addition he also works as the Outreach Rabbi at Boca Raton Synagogue (BRS), one of the largest Modern Orthodox Synagogues in North America. He has worked at BRS for the past 16 years and has also served as its Executive Director and Youth Director. Josh’s warm and welcoming personality and his nonjudgmental approach have helped attract people of diverse backgrounds to feel part of the Boca Raton Jewish community. Previously he served as the founding Director of the Jewish Student Union (JSU) of South Florida, where he helped expand the Jewish student engagement program to include more than 30 high school clubs in South Florida public schools. Josh also worked as the Campus Rabbi at the Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach. He continues to participate every year on the Southern Regions March of the Living to Poland and Israel and has also leads teen and adult tours to Israel. Josh was the Head Counselor of a Jewish summer camp in New York called Camp Mesorah and has been accepted to the Shalom Hartman institute’s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative (RLI).
Rabbi Broide received his Rabbinical Ordination and earned a Masters in Advanced Talmudic Law from the Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, he earned a Masters in Special Education and a Masters in School Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University. He also received a certificate in Kellogg Management Education for Jewish Leaders from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Josh was recently named one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by the Jewish Daily Forward and was the recipient of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s James & Marjorie Baer Outstanding Young Leadership Award as well as the prestigious Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. He was recognized by the Jewish Federation of North America as a Jewish Community Hero in recognition of his contribution to the Jewish Community and the ideal of Tikkun Olam. He also received the National Jewish Outreach Program’s (NJOP) Leslie Nelkin Special Service Award for his commitment to outreach. Josh is passionate in his support and love of Israel and continues to work tirelessly for the Boca Raton Jewish community. He is the host of an internet radio show called Jewish Pride Radio and the co-producer of Jewish Pride Films. He enjoys playing drums and guitar and listening to music. He and his wife Simone have six children, Ayala, Avigayil, Eliana, Asher Yosef, Ahuva Leah & Eytan.