Rabbi of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation (Bethesda MD); Chair of Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life; Concerned Father, Citizen, and human
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb has served Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation (www.adatshalom.net) -- a thriving serious progressive community of some 480 households in Bethesda, Maryland -- for nearly two decades, even before his 1997 ordination from Philadelphia's Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brandeis University (1991) and a Wexner Graduate Fellow, with a Doctorate of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary (2009), he is a Past President of the Washington Board of Rabbis, and past chair of his regional Interfaith Power and Light (www.IPLdmv.org). Active in interfaith, social justice, environmental, and Reconstructionist movement leadership, Fred currently serves as Chair of the national Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (www.coejl.org), and on the board of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment. A co-chair of the DC Metro rabbinic council for J Street, Fred has written adult education curricula about Israel; writes and teaches widely on eco-Judaism; and contributes regularly to Moment Magazine among other publications. He lives in Washington DC with his wife Minna Scherlinder Morse and their glorious children.