Rabbi Josh Broide - Founder & Director

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Rabbi Josh Broide is the Founder and Director of the Boca Raton Jewish Experience (BRJE), a rapidly growing outreach and engagement program in Boca Raton, Florida. Josh’s warm and welcoming personality and his nonjudgmental approach have helped attract people of diverse backgrounds to feel part of the Boca Raton Jewish community. He is also the Director of Community Engagement for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and the Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services. He also works as the Outreach Rabbi at Boca Raton Synagogue (BRS), one of the largest Modern Orthodox Synagogues in the United States. He has worked at BRS for the past 14 years and has also served as its Executive Director and Youth Director. During the summer he works as the Head Counselor of a Jewish summer camp in New York called Camp Mesorah. Previously he served as the founding Director of the Jewish Student Union (JSU) of South Florida, where he helped expand the Jewish student engagement program to include more than 30 high school clubs in South Florida public schools. Josh also worked as the Campus Rabbi at the Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach. He continues to participate every year on the Southern Regions March of the Living to Poland and Israel and has also leads teen and adult tours to Israel.

Rabbi Broide received his Rabbinical Ordination and earned a Masters in Advanced Talmudic Law from the Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, he earned a Masters in Special Education and a Masters in School Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University. He also received a certificate in Rabbinic Management for Jewish Leaders from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Josh was the recipient of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s James & Marjorie Baer Outstanding Young Leadership Award and the prestigious Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. He was recognized by the Jewish Federation of North America as a Jewish Community Hero in recognition of his contribution to the Jewish Community and the ideal of Tikkun Olam. He also received the National Jewish Outreach Program’s (NJOP) Leslie Nelkin Special Service Award for his commitment to outreach. Josh is a member of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Planning & Allocations Committee, identifying those services and programs that will enhance the well-being of fellow Jews, and will strengthen our Jewish future.

Josh is passionate in his support and love of Israel and continues to work tirelessly for the Boca Raton Jewish community. He is the host of an internet radio show called Jewish Pride Radio and the co-producer of Jewish Pride Films. He enjoys playing drums and guitar and listening to music. He and his wife Simone have six children, Ayala, Avigayil, Eliana, Asher Yosef, Ahuva Leah & Eytan.


Josh Broide in the News

Sun Sentinel - January 1, 2015

Jewish Federation hires rabbi to reach out to unaffiliated

Sun Sentinel - December 10, 2014

Community invited to Chanukah celebration

Sun Sentinel - December 8, 2014

PJ Library Eighth Night Hanukkah Celebration set

Sun Sentinel - November 21, 2014

Synagogue slayings trigger grief, outrage

Sun Sentinel - November 17, 2014

Rabbi Broide joins Federation staff

Sun Sentinel - July 7, 2014

Adults join students for March of Living

Sun Sentinel - June 2, 2014

Israel's EVP recruits locally

Sun Sentinel - March 31, 2014

Six Boca rabbis inspire unaffiliated Jews

Sun Sentinel - March 5, 2014

Local rabbis to speak to unaffiliated Jews

Sun Sentinel - February 29. 2012

Celebrating 'Shabbat Across America'

Sun Sentinel - September 9, 2012

High Holy Day tickets: No membership required

Sun Sentinel - June 1, 2012

Boca Raton rabbi tries to attract unaffiliated Jews

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