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Rabbi Michael Fessler

Editor, JewishRecon.org

mfessler@rrc.edu

Rabbi Michael Fessler, '01, become editor of Jewishrecon.org in 2015. He is responsible for updating current Reconstructionist online resources, as well as overseeing the launch of new digital initiatives. 

Upon graduating from RRC, he served as a fellow at the Melton Senior Educators program at Hebrew University, with a focus on Jewish adult education. He then served as co-rabbi of Congregation B’nai Tikvah-Beth Israel in Sewell, New Jersey for twelve years. Immediately before entering rabbinical school, he worked for two years at an electronic publishing startup firm.  He harnessed his continuing interest in online tools both in his congregational work and in the service of the Reconstructionist movement, contributing to RRC’s 2008 self study in the areas of digital content strategy and web technology. 

He holds a undergraduate degree in biology from Brown University. He resides in the Hudson Valley, from which he telecommutes to RRC.