Rabbi Joshua Heller
Rabbi Joshua Z. Heller has served as the rabbi of Congregation B’nai Torah since July 2004, and has made it the fastest-growing congregation in the Southeast. Heller graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard with a degree in computer science. He published original research in the Journal for Computational Neuroscience, but then turned down offers from Silicon Valley to become a ninth generation rabbi, and the third generation in his family to be ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS).
Rabbi Heller has developed a reputation as an expert in Jewish law and practice. He is chair of the rites and rituals subcommittee of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly, and has been a thought leader exploring issues related to the impact of technology on Jewish life and practice, including authorship of much of the CJLS guidance on virtual services.
He has served on many local organizational boards, including as president of the Atlanta Rabbinical Association, and founding president of MACOM, the Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah, and many other Atlanta communal organizations.