Rabbi Joshua Brumbach
I am a rabbi, writer, thinker, avid mountain biker, husband and father … not necessarily in that order. According to my wife, however, I’m just a big nerd. I have degrees in dead languages and ancient stuff; and have studied in various Jewish institutions, including an Orthodox yeshiva in Europe. I get in trouble for making friends with perfect strangers and for standing on chairs to sing during Shabbos dinner.
I currently serve as the Senior Rabbi of Simchat Yisrael Messianic Synagogue in West Haven, CT and the the author of John’s Three Letters: On Hope, Love and Covenant Fidelity (2019) and Jude: On Faith and the Destructive Influence of Heresy (2014).
My wife is a Southern-fried, smokin’ hot human rights attorney… and please don’t take offense if I dump Tabasco sauce on your cooking.
Chocoholic and jazz head. I married a terrific guy who happens to be a rabbi, so I guess that makes me a rebbetzin. Who saw that one coming? I also serve as the Executive Director of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC). My grandparents survived the Shoah and spent their lives in the service of others. On my best days, I walk in their footsteps.