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This profile was last updated on 10/3/15  and contains information from public web pages.

Rabbi and Educator

Local Address:  Harrisburg , Pennsylvania , United States
The Silver Academy

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  • B.A. , Psychology
    Queens College of the City University of New York
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Rabbi Joseph Gewirtz received his B.A. in Psychology from the Queens College of the City University of New York in 1975, and Rabbinic ordination (Smicha) from The Rabbinical Seminary of America (Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim) in 1981 where he was a fellow at Kollel Ner David and a graduate assistant in Talmud.His teacher training was at Torah Umesora's Joseph Shapiro Teacher Training Institute.During these years, Rabbi Gewirtz was involved in Jewish youth groups such as NCSY, JEP and Yavne.
After two years as an instructor at the Wisconsin Institute for Torah Study in Milwaukee, Rabbi Gewirtz began teaching at RDLSYA in 1985.He began the after-school Torah Clubs and the Parent Education Program and has administered the Gam-Chai Community Service Program since its inception.In 1991, Rabbi Gewirtz was named one of the finalists for the Crown Family Foundation's Covenant Award for Exceptional Jewish Educators.
Rabbi Gewirtz also teaches at the Harrisburg Hebrew High School and his own judaic studies classes for high school students.During the summer he directs the Tutoring and Enrichment Program at Camp Shoresh in Adamstown, Maryland.
Rabbi Gewirtz and his wife Varda are the parents of six RDLSYA graduates and their two youngest children are in Ganeinu and 7th grade.
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