Jewish Chaplain, Visiting Assistant Professor of the Humanities
Biography:Joshua Boettiger's teaching interests include Jewish studies, poetry, Mussar/Jewish ethics, modern Jewish thought, and biblical studies. He is the Rosh Yeshiva at the Center for Contemporary Mussar, where he teaches text, theology, and Jewish approaches to mindfulness and service. His poetry has been published in The Southern Review, december, Willow Springs, Image, Atlanta Review, B O D Y, Catamaran, and elsewhere. He also teaches meditation and leads twice-a-year silent retreats. Before coming to Bard, he served as rabbi at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland, Oregon, and is a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow.
BA, Bard College; Master of Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Ordination, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; MFA, creative writing, Pacific University. At Bard since 2021.