Rabbi Joel Nickerson joined the Clergy of Wilshire Boulevard Temple from Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles, where he developed an enthusiastic and devoted congregation over the past 8 years. Prior to his years at Temple Isaiah, he served as a leader at Stanford University’s Hillel, and as a Hillel rabbi at the University of Pennsylvania. Joel has a fascinating background that includes a degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. When not working he loves spending time with his wife, Julia, and their three daughters, enjoying a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop, or taking advantage of the great outdoors.
Joel is a caring and experienced rabbi, an engaging and personable leader whose innovative approach to prayer, programming, and small group organizing will be powerful additions to the Temple’s offerings. He will establish programs and build relationships throughout the Temple’s many communities with an initial focus on the Glazer Campus schools, adult learners, and worship.