This website is made possible by generous donations from users like you. $18 helps keep JWA online for one day. Please consider making a gift before our June 30 fiscal year end. Thank you!

Close [x]

Show [+]

Josh Weisman

Josh Weisman Author Photo

Josh Weisman is studying to become a rabbi at Hebrew College and is the Rabbinic Intern at MIT Hillel. Prior to rabbinical school, he was a Congregation Based Community Organizer in San Francisco, helping congregations put their religious values into action by joining together to campaign for policies that addressed pressing community problems. He actively explores the intersection between spiritual practice and social justice, including as a teacher of Jewish Mindfulness Meditation. Josh lives with his wife, Pella Schafer Weisman, a Marriage & Family Therapist and Dating Coach, and their young son in Boston.

Blog Posts

Invitation to Fancy Dress Ball, Purim Association of New York City, 1881

On Purim and Women Teachers of Text

by Josh Weisman

The holiday of Purim, whose observance centers around the public chanting of the Book of Esther, is a yearly opportunity to reflect on women in the Jewish textual tradition, and women’s relationship to this tradition.

Topics: Purim

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Josh Weisman." (Viewed on June 19, 2019) <>.

The JWA Podcast

Can We Talk?

listen now