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Maurice A. Salth


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Rabbi Maurice A. Salth joined Central Synagogue in 2008. He was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in 2005. Before enrolling, he spent more than 10 years working in the fields of youth development, community service, and leadership training. He served on the start-up team for AmeriCorps, where he co-designed and implemented the National Civilian Community Corps. Later, Rabbi Salth became the Director of Education and Community Service for Up With People in Denver, Colorado, where he worked on projects that ranged from environmental restoration after natural disasters to violence prevention and leadership training in high schools.  

Prior to his appointment at Central Synagogue, Rabbi Salth served as the Rabbi and Director of Jewish Learning for Temple Beth-El in Hillsborough, New Jersey. He holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a master’s degree in religious education from HUC-JIR’s School of Education.  

A hiker and a five-time New York City Marathon finisher, Rabbi Salth is also a devoted fan of both the New York Mets and the Denver Broncos.  

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