Joseph Meszler

Rabbi serving Temple Sinai in Sharon, MA.

Rabbi Joseph Meszler is the spiritual leader of Temple Sinai in Sharon, Massachusetts where he teaches Torah, leads prayer, provides support for his congregants' life cycle events, and helps set goals for lay leaders. In the larger community, he is passionately active about fighting hunger, reducing gun violence, and educating people about Israel. His social justice work has led him to many interfaith partnerships. Rabbi Meszler has been a Brickner Fellow through the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and is also a member of the Hevraya of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Meszler is the author of several books, including: Gifts for the Poor: Moses Maimonides’ Treatise on Tzedakah (College of William & Mary, Witnesses to the One: the Spiritual History of the Sh’ma, (Jewish Lights Publishing), A Man’s Responsibility: a Jewish Guide to Being a Son, a Partner in Marriage, a Father, and a Community Leader (JLP), The JGuy's Guide: the GPS for Jewish Teen Guys (coauthor, JLP), Facing Illness, Finding God: How Judaism Can Help You and Caregivers Cope When Body or Spirit Fails (JLP), and Words of Torah. All are available on Living in Sharon, Rabbi Meszler is married to Rabbi Julie Zupan, and they have two children.