Rabbi Joshua Rose was born in Portland, Oregon. He received a degree in European and American history at Occidental College in Los Angeles and moved to Washington, DC, to work in public policy with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
Rose received a masters in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School. He taught high school before going to HUC-JIR, where he was ordained in 2007.
That summer, Rose came to Har Hashem in Boulder. He has been the senior rabbi for a year.
Rose and his wife Channah have three sons, Eliav, Akiva and newborn Rafael.
COMING from a long line of rabbis, Rabbi Joshua Rose could not ignore what he describes as a gravitational force that attracted him into to the life of a Jewish leader.