A native of Montreal, Rabbi Joseph worked on Wall Street for several years and as a community rabbi. He completed his undergraduate degree, majoring in diplomatic history, with honors at the University of Pennsylvania ’93, received his rabbinic ordination from YU-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary ’00, while simultaneously completing a master’s in Jewish philosophy at YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School. He also spent four years learning at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel.
Rabbi Joseph had previously served as Director of Special Projects for YU’s Center for the Jewish Future, and before that as Executive Director of the Orthodox Caucus.
He resides in Lawrence, NY, with his wife Julie and their three children: Zach, 11; Ozzie, 9; and Marsha, 7.