Rabbi Joseph Shamash
Interim Community Rabbi
Rabbi Joseph Shamash is a Jewish Persian Cowboy. Born in Dallas, Texas to Iranian immigrants, Joseph currently serves as a Spiritual Counselor and Manager of the Elaine Breslow Institute at Beit T’Shuvah, a full-time Jewish residential treatment facility that fuses Jewish spirituality with the 12-steps, to help addicts in recovery live better lives. He is a trained Sofer, an award-winning filmmaker and avid meditator. Joseph lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Allie Peha Shamash, and their 2 wonderful children, Benjamin and Lucy.