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Director of Education

Rabbi Dr. Joshua Ladon is the Director of Education for the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he guides the content and curriculum of national and regional programs to help to ensure our cutting-edge offerings speak to the realities of the Jewish community and the challenges of the Jewish people. An award-winning educator, Joshua previously oversaw programming for Hartman in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to Hartman he served as the Dean of Student and Jewish Life at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay.

Joshua received a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and subsequently lived in Jerusalem for seven years, completing an MA in Jewish Thought at Tel Aviv University. He also received rabbinic ordination from the Shalom Hartman Institute and a doctorate in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Joshua also teaches in the Interreligious Studies Program at the Graduate Theological Union. His writing has been featured in The New Republic, Religion Dispatches, Shma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas and other publications.

Dec 11, 2023

Exploring the relationship between liberalism and pluralism.

Joshua Ladon


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Joshua Ladon, David Bryfman

The Jewish community is still reeling from the massacre that Hamas carried out in Israel over one week ago.

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