Rabbis Josh Ratner and Fred Hyman share how their knowledge of psychology and cognitive neuroscience have informed their rabbinate.
Rabbi Joshua Ratner is the Associate Rabbi and Director of Engagement at Yale University's Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life. Previously, he served as the rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami, a Conservative synagogue in Cheshire, CT. He also directs the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New Haven. Ordained by the Conservative Movement's Jewish Theological Seminary in May 2012, he was a Joseph Neubauer Fellow and also earned a Master's Degree in Midrash and a Certificate in Pastoral Care. While in rabbinical school, he received training in congregation-based community organizing and was part of the original rabbinical student cohort of CLAL’s Rabbis Without Borders fellowship program.