Rabbi Josh Brown (he/him) has served as the rabbi at Temple Israel in Akron, Ohio since 2016. In addition to his ordination at HUC-JIR in 2008, Rabbi Brown is a graduate of Miami University’s School of Social Work and the Rhea Hirsch School of Education. He is married to Carrie Brown and together they are proud parents of Hannah, Noah and Ezra.
As we look out from the pulpit, we know there are good reasons that some faces that were familiar before March 2020 are now missing. We have embraced technology at every opportunity. The quality of our livestreaming worship, even in smaller synagogues, is excellent. Many congregants have grown accustomed to praying from the comfort of their couch.