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Rabbi Alex Weissman

Rabbi Alex joined Congregation Agudas Achim as its spiritual leader in July 2020. He was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in 2017, where he fell in love with Talmud study and served a range of communities, including Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in NYC, Temple Shalom of Newton, Avodah, and Jewish Family & Children’s Services as a hospice chaplain. He completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Hebrew SeniorLife. During his time at RRC, he received a Tikkun Olam award, the Ann W. Pinkenson Prize in Rabbinic Literature and Civilization, and the Lillian Fern Award for service to the community for his work as the President of the Reconstructionist Student Association.

Prior to joining Congregation Agudas Achim, Rabbi Alex served as the Senior Jewish Educator at Brown RISD Hillel for three years. He currently serves on the Ethics Committee of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and on the advisory boards of Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations and the Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project. In addition to his time with us, He also serves as the Rabbinic Organizer at T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. Rabbi Alex lives in Providence, RI with his partner, Adam.