Rabbi Joshua Hammerman
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman is the spiritual leader of Temple Beth El in Stamford, CT and the winner of the 2008 Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism and the 2018 Religion New Association Award for Excellence in Commentary. He is a regular contributor to The New York Jewish Week, the Times of Israel, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the Religion News Service and his personal essays have also appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Washington Post. He has served as the president of the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut and the Stamford Board of Rabbis and as chaplain for the Stamford Police Department. He is a rabbi, journalist, father, husband, Red Sox fan and an aspiring mensch.