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Rabbi Joshua Haberman

Rabbi Emeritus of the Washington Hebrew Congregation, Rabbi Joshua Haberman is founder and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Jewish Studies. He also serves as President of NAORRR (National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis) with a membership of some 400 rabbis and spouses.He also taught as adjunct professor at Rutgers, American, George Washington and Georgetown Universities, The Washington Theological Union and the Wesley Theological Seminary. Since his retirement in 1986 he has devoted himself entirely to scholarship, writing and teaching.

Rabbi Haberman was born in Vienna, Austria, where he began his rabbinical studies one year before Hitler invaded Austria. He completed his preparation for the rabbinate at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati where he also earned his doctorate in modern Jewish philosophy. Rabbi Haberman and his wife, Maxine, as well as 3 of their 4 children, made aliyah and hold Israeli citizenship. They maintain a second home in Jerusalem. Ten of their 13 grandchildren live in Israel.