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Rabbi Josh Pernick


Rabbi Josh Pernick joined Congregation Beth Israel in July of 2019. A graduate of Brandeis University for his BA (Sociology) and MAT (Elementary Education) degrees, as well as the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators' year-long fellowship program, he was an early childhood and elementary school educator before beginning his rabbinic journey.

After teaching in Jewish day schools in Charleston, SC, Watertown, MA and Atlanta, GA, Rabbi Josh began his rabbinic training at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. During his time at YCT, Rabbi Josh interned at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal, as well as serving as the student rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh in Portland, ME and the Orthodox Kehillah in Durham, NC. He was awarded fellowships and grants for his entrepreneurial community-building work through the Crown Foundation and the Hillel Office of Innovation.

He is incredibly excited to be a part of the Beth Israel family and greater Metairie and New Orleans communities; feel free to give a call 504-454-5080, send an email to, or drop by the office!

Mon, August 8 2022 11 Av 5782