Joseph A. Skloot

Associate Rabbi

Rabbi Joseph A. Skloot joined Washington Hebrew Congregation in 2014 as Assistant Rabbi. A historian of Jewish culture and religious thought, he received his Ph.D. in 2017 from Columbia University. His dissertation, entitled, "Printing, Hebrew Book Culture and Sefer Ḥasidim,” explores the effects of printing on Hebrew texts during the 16th century. At Columbia, he was awarded the U.S. Department of Education's prestigious Jacob K. Javits Graduate Fellowship. Ordained a rabbi in 2010, Rabbi Skloot served and taught at numerous New York-area congregations. As a rabbinical student at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, he was among the first students to be awarded the Tisch Rabbinical Fellowship.  A New Yorker by birth, Rabbi Skloot received his A.B., cum laude, from Princeton University. Rabbi Skloot and his wife, Rabbi Erin Glazer, Senior Engagement Officer at Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and are the proud parents of one daughter.