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Rabbi Ken Ehrlich

Rabbi Kenneth E. Ehrlich aka Rabbi Ken

After completing 31 distinguished years as Dean of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute (HUC) at the main campus in Cincinnati, he was appointed Counselor to the President at HUC. During his time as Dean, over 600 individuals went through his academic programs to become rabbis.

In his role as Counselor to the President at Hebrew Union College, he was responsible for special academic projects and helped raise millions of dollars for HUC through his work with benefactors, alumni, congregations, and foundations throughout the Cincinnati region and beyond.


In 2015, Rabbi Ken retired in Ashland with his wife Mary and shortly thereafter joined Temple Emek Shalom. He is an avid fly fisherman and also is a popular guest speaker at Southern Oregon University in their OLLIE program.

Rabbi Ken's Active Events

 Library Education Programs and Study Groups  


Rabbi Joshua Boettiger aka Rabbi Joshua

As a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia (2006) Rabbi Joshua became the rabbi and spiritual leader of Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland, OR in August 2012.


He is a "Rabbis Without Borders" Fellow (2011) and has earned his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Poetry from Pacific University in Oregon (2018).


Since 2012, Rabbi Joshua has directed the Mussar (Jewish Ethics) studies program at Temple Emek Shalom that is widely attended by students of all faiths from the Southern Oregon region.


As an ardent student and teacher of Mussar for over 10 years, he is responsible for creating the well-regarded and valued curriculum for the classes taught there. This year’s overall theme for the shiurim (teachings) is “Where Mussar and Mysticism Kiss.”

He also is a teacher of Jewish meditation at Emek Shalom and co-leads twice-yearly silent retreats with his comrade, Rabbi Benjamin Barnett.

He lives in Ashland with his wife, Rabbi Vanessa Boettiger and their daughter, Paloma.

Rabbi Joshua's Active Events

  Adult Education and Mussar Programing  

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