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Temple Shalom Announces New Rabbi Educator

Rabbi Joshua GischnerRabbi Joshua Gischner Joins Temple Shalom as Member of Clergy and Director of Religious School

Temple Shalom is pleased to announce that Rabbi Joshua Gischner has been hired as the new rabbi educator of Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Rabbi Gischner started his new position on July 1, 2021.

“We are excited to have Rabbi Gischner serve as our newest rabbi educator,” said Temple Shalom President Jeff Steger. “Rabbi Gischner’s scholarship, working with children, and his focus on inclusiveness and social-emotional learning make him a natural fit for Temple Shalom. We are thrilled that Rabbi Gischner has joined our Clergy team and we welcome his leadership of our religious school for years to come.”

“I am so excited to join this incredible community,” said Rabbi Gischner.  “I feel so grateful to be able to work with families and students of Temple Shalom’s innovative religious education program and especially excited to collaborate with the teaching faculty to make the magic happen every week.”

“We are excited to welcome Rabbi Gischner to the Temple Shalom family” said Rabbi Rachel Ackerman, senior rabbi at Temple Shalom.  “His vision for an inclusive, dynamic, caring, and engaging religious education program is a wonderful match for Temple Shalom’s community.”

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