Josh Dorsch

New Rochelle, New York

Originally from Philadelphia, Rabbi Josh Dorsch, currently resides in New Rochelle New York, where he works as the assitant Rabbi at Beth El Synagogue Center. He began working as a Rabbinic Intern at Beth El during his last year rabbinical school, and was fortunate enough to be able to continue working at Beth El, full time, after his ordination in 2013.

A graduate of the Jewish theological Smeinary, Josh also earned two master degrees; one in Jewish education and the other in midrash and Scriptural Interpretation. While in Rabbinical School, Josh was a Schusterman Rabbinic Fellow, and had the opportunity to participate in the Legacy Heritage Rabbinic Fellowship program where he served as a Rabbi for Temple Emanuel, in Reno, Nevada.

Josh studied as an undergraduate student at List College, where he earned a bachelor’s of art degree in political science from Columbia University and a degree in Talmud and Rabbinics from JTS.

Prior to coming to Beth El, Rabbi Josh spent two years working as the student rabbi at the Emanuel Synagogue, in West Hartford, Connecticut. During his year of rabbinical school in Israel, he served as a rabbinic intern for a Massorti (traditional) congregation, Tiferet Sholom, in Tel Aviv. He also worked as the rabbinic adviser for the Hillel at the University of Hartford. He also spent a summer working in the chaplaincy department of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Josh will be interning as a chaplain at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York City.

Originally from Philadelphia, Josh grew up attending, and then staffing, Camp Ramah in the Poconos and was very active in USY. He is an enthusiastic fan of Philadelphia sports teams and is a retired competitive table tennis player.

  • Work
    • Beth El Synagogue Center
  • Education
    • Jewish Theological Seminary
    • Columbia University
    • Akiba Hebrew Acadamy