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Rabbi Charlie Schwartz

Rabbi Charlie Schwartz

Rabbi Charlie Schwartz serves as an interim Jewish chaplain at Brandeis in addition to his role as the Senior Jewish Educator for Brandeis Precollege Programs where the directors the BIMA and Genesis summer programs while developing innovative approaches to Jewish education including the Brandeis Design Lab and the Jewish STEAM Project.  

 A graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), Charlie is an alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship and Legacy Heritage Rabbinic Fellowship and was named to the New York Jewish Week's "36 Under 36" as a leader helping to reshape the Jewish community. Charlie brings extensive experience working with college students to the Brandeis Chaplaincy having served as Jewish Life Director for List College at JTS, a rabbinic advisor for Harvard Hillel and as staff for multiple Birthright and college age Israel programs.

 A nationally recognized educator focusing on technology and Israel, his work has been featured in the JTS Torah Commentary Series, ELI Talks, the Atlantic, Le Monde, Teen Vogue and other media outlets. Charlie is the founding co-director of Not-a-Box Media Lab, creator of the popular PocketTorah and AlephBet apps, and served with distinction as an infantry squad commander in the Israel Defense Forces.

 Charlie lives in Cambridge with his wife, Dr. Andrea Wershof Schwartz and children Maayan, Aviv and Noa where he is the halakhic advisor for The Cambridge Minyan and plays sousaphone in the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band.