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Rabbi Joshua Kaufman joined Rinat in July 2022 as Rabbinic Intern. Rabbi Kaufman grew up in Woodmere NY. After attending DRS for High School, he spent two years learning at Yeshivat Har Etzion. Josh earned his BA in English Literature at Yeshiva University and completed semicha at RIETS. He is entering his first year of the Wexner Kollel Elyon and beginning his 8th year learning under Rabbi Michael Rosensweig.

In 2021-22, he served as a rabbinic intern at Congregation Beth Sholom of Lawrence and in a similar capacity at Stern College for Women. He also delivered the shiurim at “Yeshivat Chabad House Bowery,” a twice-weekly intensive gemara b’iyun program for undergraduate men attending colleges in downtown Manhattan. He currently lives in Washington Heights with his wife Mairav and daughter Chana. Rabbi Kaufman can be reached at

Sun, June 16 2024 10 Sivan 5784