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Rabbi Joins LIU Brooklyn as a Campus Chaplain

Josh Tabi earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from LIU Brooklyn


Helen Saffran,Associate Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Brooklyn-based Rabbi Josh TabiBrooklyn, N.Y. – Brooklyn-based Rabbi Josh Tabi will begin working as a campus chaplain this semester at LIU Brooklyn, University officials announced today. He joins Father Charles P. Keeney who also serves in this role at the campus.

No stranger to LIU Brooklyn, Rabbi Josh earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the campus. In 2009, he received a bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in philosophy magna cum laude, and in 2011 earned an M.S.Ed. degree. While studying at LIU Brooklyn, Tabi was president of the Jewish Club of LIU.

Tabi, 31, trained in Jerusalem, Israel, from 2001 to 2003 at Ohr Somayach, where he focused on Torah and philosophy and at Mir Yershalayim, where he learned about Talmud.

His volunteer work in Brooklyn has been with youth at risk at Our Place, where he has been a counselor since 2006, and at Friday Night Chill, where he has served as director since 2009. Both of these organizations are under the guidance of Rabbi Solomon Herbst, who ordained Tabi.

"I plan to organize a series of Jewish education lectures, trips to Israel and field trips, including one to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. I'll conduct daily prayer services and offer counseling to all faiths at LIU Brooklyn," said Tabi.

"Being an alumnus has given me insight into the hardships many students face on the path to receiving a degree. I hope to make life on campus easier for them."

Tabi of Borough Park in Brooklyn is employed by the Jewish Leadership Association, an organization that places rabbis in various settings. His professional affiliations include the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, the New York Mental Health Counselors Association, and the American Counseling Association.

LIU Brooklyn is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 08/30/2012

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