Frank Joseph is a second-generation rabbi who serves Texas congregations in Irving, Corsicana and, since 2000, in Harlingen.
His particular areas of interest are sacred texts, liturgy, Jewish history and music. He has studied first-century Judaism extensively and has recently embarked on a year-long study of women in the rabbinate.
His greatest goal as a rabbi would be to see the words in Isaiah, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples,” be fulfilled in all his congregations. He believes the synagogue should feel like a family and that all branches of Judaism should be respected.
Rabbi Joseph earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Texas at Dallas. He attended Saint Louis Rabbinical College and was ordained in 1992. He also works with special education students at Irving High School and volunteers as a disc jockey for community radio station KNON-FM
He and his wife, Laurie, live in Irving with two dogs and a flock of chickens.