Rabbi Joseph Fishof
Rabbi Joseph Fishof, affectionately known to most of our congregants as "Rabbi Joe", has been part of the Beth Ami Family since he came to Florida in 2015.
He served as a Rabbi at Temple Beth El in Cedarhurst, NY for 21 years prior to coming to Florida. Here at Beth Ami Congregation Rabbi Joe found not only a G-dly home, but a home full of kind dedicated members who exude friendship and welcome all those who come through their doors.
Rabbi Joe’s knowledge of Torah, prayer, Judaism and his keen sensitive understanding of his rabbinic voice and appeal to our congregation, has made him a perfect fit to our Beth Ami family.
Rabbi Joe’s father was a cantor and rabbi. His family moved from New York City to Galveston, TX, Brockton, MA and Hackensack, NJ. During these formative years, Rabbi Joe started on his path to become a rabbi.
Rabbi Joe attended Yeshiva University where he received a BA Degree in Economics. His continuing education included rabbinical ordination together with an MA Degree in Jewish History in 1976. He also received an MBA in Accounting and Management from LIU in 1977.
While in rabbinical school. Rabbi Joe was the driving force in creating the Sunrise Lake Jewish Center in Sunrise, FL. He also served as rabbi and cantor for the High Holidays in Providence, RI, Gardner, MA and Somerville, NJ for a number of years.
Outside of the synagogue, Rabbi Joe has been an accomplished rock drummer since the age of 15. He has been instrumental in incorporating rock drumming tempos into the field of contemporary Jewish music. With his own band, the “Ruach Revival” he has recorded three records which were most popular in the field of Jewish music and he has played at numerous weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs and dinners for over 40 years. He has performed together with many top Jewish entertainers such as Shlomo Carlebach and the Zim Brothers, as well as performing with top rock artists such as Ringo Starr (who his brother David managed for 12 years) Roger Daltry of the WHO. Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, Paul Stanley of KISS, Don Felder of the EAGLES and others.
Rabbi Joe is extremely proud of his 4 children and his 10 wonderful grandchildren.
To contact Rabbi Joe: firstname.lastname@example.org