Rabbi Josh Gischner (he/him) is the founder of Wrestling with Torah and the rabbi-educator of Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, MD. Rabbi Josh believes that there is more than one way to act Jewish, to look Jewish, and to "do" Jewish. He loves supporting children and adults in making their dreams come true, helping them see their true creative potential and part in building a better world with love.
A creative type who is passionate about inclusion, Rabbi Josh enjoys creating learning and spiritual experiences that are individualized and engaging. He is known to use magic tricks, puppetry, theatre, and other artforms both in the classroom and on the bima to enhance Jewish experiences.
At the heart of it all, Rabbi Josh hopes to help people find meaning on their Jewish Journeys through ritual, learning, and other spiritual experiences. Josh is passionate about Jewish History, is an avid painter, and is slightly obsessed with Disney.