Artist-in-Residence/Music Educator/Rabbinical Student,
Temple Beth Am: Los Angeles, CA
Josh Warshawsky inspires and engages Jews across generations through music and Tefillah. Warshawsky has shared his original melodies with Jewish communities throughout the US and Canada. In 2013 he completed his 5-song EP of original Jewish melodies. This was followed in November, 2015 by his first full-length album, “Mah Rabu”, both of which can be found on iTunes. “Mah Rabu”, features such hits as “Mah Rabu”, “Kol B’Ramah”, and “V’ahavta”, which can be heard at Ramah and URJ summer camps as well as at NFTY and USY conventions across the country.
Josh is currently studying in Jerusalem as part of his second year of Rabbinical school at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles. He has spent the last three years as the artist-in-residence and music specialist at Temple Beth Am and The Pressman Academy in Los Angeles, CA, where he brought new musical energy to children and adults of all ages. He has transformed his home into a much-needed space in the LA area for Jews in their 20s and 30s of all denominations to celebrate Shabbat and holidays together. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary with BAs in Religion, Talmud and Rabbinics.
This past summer, he embarked on his second Jewish Summer Camp Tour, spending a week to a month in residency teaching and sharing music and Tefillah at Ramah Ojai, Ramah Wisconsin, Ramah Nyack, Ramah in Northern California, and Ramah in the Berkshires.