Rabbi Bradd H. Boxman was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA.
A member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR),
Rabbi Boxman is committed to five particular areas of his
rabbinate: 1) to be in touch with the needs and desires of his
congregation; 2) to function as a teacher and exemplar of Torah;
3) to devote a significant amount of time to issues of social
justice; 4) to communicate effectively with his congregation by
speaking honestly and passionately about issues of Jewish and
social concern; and 5) above all else, to serve as a mensch: a
role model of ethical behavior, moral integrity and
compassionate loving kindness.
Ordained at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
in Cincinnati, OH in 1986, Rabbi Boxman served as Rabbi for the
Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation in Indianapolis, IN; the Hebrew
Congregation of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; at the United
Jewish Center (UJC) in Danbury, CT, and Har Sinai Congregation
in Owings Mills, MD.
In addition to his rabbinic service, Rabbi Boxman served as
adjunct professor of Jewish History at Western Connecticut State
University and as chaplain to a variety of groups, including
hospitals and the armed forces. He has been an active member of
the communities in which he has served, especially in interfaith
activities, and he has published several articles in The
Rabbi Boxman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern
Languages at Villanova University, and minored in Christian
Studies. He entered Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of
Religion in Jerusalem and completed his rabbinical studies in
Cincinnati while teaching at Wise Temple and Yavneh Day School.
Rabbi Boxman's student rabbi experience included two years at
Temple Beth Shalom in Winter Haven, FL and he served as a
civilian chaplain at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton,
Rabbi Boxman has been married to Linda for 30
years. They have three daughters, Ariel, Talia and Ashira.
Ariel was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, OH
in 2012 and now serves as a Rabbi/Educator at Temple Shalom in
Dallas, Texas. Talia is completing her Masters as Educational
Specialist (Ed.S) in School Physiology at Florida International University in Miami and
Ashira is a Sophomore at Florida State University.