Temple Beth Joseph of Herkimer, New York

A Conservative Synagogue in New York’s Mohawk Valley

Our Clergy

After many years of working as a research physicist, Rabbi Dr. Ronald B. Kopelman (Rabbi Ron) attended the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, learned a little Talmud Torah, & was ordained as a Conservative rabbi in 1999. He has served in pulpits in New York & Maryland. He has also taught courses in Judaic studies at Trinity College in Washington D.C. & at the University of Buffalo. If you wish to know more about Rabbi Kopelman, please visit his personal web site.

Meet Rabbi Ron

Pirkey Avot 1:6

יהושוע בן פרחיה אומר עשה לך רב וקנה לך חבר והוי דן את כל האדם לכף זכות

Joshua ben Perachyah said: Provide for yourself a teacher, obtain for yourself an associate; and judge everyone by [their] merit.