Rabbi Ben Greenberg is the incoming Senior Rabbi of BMH-BJ Congregation in Denver, Colorado. Currently Rabbi Greenberg serves as the Orthodox Jewish Chaplain of Harvard University, Director of The Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Harvard and the Orthodox Rabbi of Harvard Hillel. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Harvard Chaplains and is the Vice President for Chaplain Programming.
He received his BA in Psychology from The Lander College for Men, his rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) Rabbinical School and completed graduate coursework in Medieval Jewish History at Yeshiva University. Prior to working at Harvard, Rabbi Greenberg has served synagogues in Teaneck, New Jersey and Riverdale, New York. He has held fellowships with organizations such as The HealthCare Chaplaincy, The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs and CLAL. He also completed a 400-hour rotation in hospital chaplaincy at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center in Manhattan working in the neurological critical care unit.
Rabbi Greenberg has taught throughout the Boston area including for the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts and LimmudBoston. He is the author of two books, Covenantal Promise and Destiny: Wisdom for Life (Lulu, 2010) and Twitter Torah (Lulu, 2009) as well as popular media and scholarly articles for online and print publications.
He is originally from La Jolla, California and currently lives with his family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.