USCJ Announces Promotion of Rabbi Josh Rabin to Senior Director of Teen Engagement

December 24, 2019

December 24th, 2019 (New York, NY) — USCJ, the network of conservative Jewish congregations across North America, today announced the promotion of Rabbi Joshua Rabin to Senior Director of Teen Engagement, leading USY and Nativ youth initiatives. He will report to Leslie Lichter Interim CEO. With USCJ since 2014, he most recently held the position of Senior Director of Synagogue Leadership. “We are thrilled to announce the well-deserved promotion of Rabbi Josh Rabin,” Leslie Lichter, USCJ Interim CEO said. “With his lifelong connection and commitment to USY, Rabbi Rabin will prepare us for the next decade.” The decision was made by a search committee consisting of lay leaders, rabbis, and USY alumni from across North America.

Prior to USCJ, Rabin served as the rabbi-in-residence at the Schechter School of Long Island, New York. His lifelong connection to USY began as a young teenager in Baltimore, Maryland where he was a Chapter USY President, Regional President of Seaboard Region USY and USY’s Religion/Education Vice-President.

Rabbi Rabin holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and Jewish studies from the University of Maryland at College Park. He received his rabbinic ordination, certificate in pastoral counseling, and master’s in Jewish education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is a recipient of the Wexner Field Fellowship and the Ruskay Fellowship for Jewish Professional Jewish Leadership.

About USCJ

Founded in 1913, USCJ is the network of nearly 600 Conservative Jewish communities across North America. We represent the values and beliefs of an authentic and dynamic Judaism in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Israel. Our work strengthens kehillot (Jewish communities inside and outside the walls of a synagogue) by providing visionary leadership training, creating opportunities for Jews of all ages to learn and grow, sharing essential resources, and seeding innovative ideas. Learn more at

About USY

USY is USCJ’s youth movement for Conservative Jewish teens across North America. For more than 60 years, USY has taught young Jews the values and skills they need to become exceptional leaders in their religious and secular communities. USY empowers youth to develop friendships, leadership skills, a sense of belonging to the Jewish People, and a commitment to inspired Jewish living through meaningful and fun experiences rooted in Conservative Judaism’s approach to learning, spiritual expression, and social responsibility. Through year round programming and domestic and international travel opportunities, USY inspires in teens a deep sense of pride in and love for their Jewish identity. More information at