Spiritual Leader, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center
RABBI JOSHUA LEVINE GRATER has been the spiritual leader of the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center in Pasadena, California, since 2003. He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1999 and served 2 years as a Marshall T. Meyer Rabbinic Fellow at Congregation B'nai Jeshurun.
He serves on the advisory board of J-Street and is one of the co-chairs of the Los Angeles J-Street Rabbinic Cabinet. He is on the board of Jewish World Watch and the advisory committee for Just Vision. He is a co-founder and currently a co-chair of Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative (AFPI), an interfaith working group based in Los Angeles.
He is involved in social justice causes, often as part of interfaith coalitions, at the local, national, and international level. He teaches Yoga and Torah, is trained as a Jewish meditation teacher, plays percussion, and once worked as a producer for a hard rock radio station in Los Angeles. He lives happily in Pasadena with his wife, Franci, and two children.