$1 million in funding
for security initiatives each year
$382k raised
to support Ukrainian Jews
120+ Columbus kids
sent to overnight Jewish summer camp

Rabbi A. B.

Columbus Board of Rabbis President


Alex B. has been a rabbi at Tifereth Israel since the summer of 2016, and since then has loved getting to do everything from lunch-and-learn’s at a downtown law firm, to singing new melodies, to diving into playful activities with young families during Shabbat morning services. After graduating from Brandeis University in 2009 with a dual degree in History and Politics, Alex taught math and English in a Boston charter school tutorial program, working with students who were performing below grade-level.  He then received a fellowship from Mechon Hadar for a full-time funded year of Jewish study in New York, before deciding to pursue the rabbinic ordination. Alex was ordained in 2016 by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, with a Master’s Degree in Midrash and Scriptural Exegesis, and a certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling. He also served for three years as a rabbinic fellow at B’nai Jeshurun, a large, progressive, and vibrant congregation on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. In addition, Alex spent two summers serving as a chaplain intern, one at a the YM&YWHA senior center in Washington Heights, and the other at Project ORE, a Lower East Side soup kitchen and social services center for isolated, poor, homeless, and mentally ill Jews and non-Jews alike. His interests include Jewish mysticism, nerdy science fiction, and good vegetarian junk food.