Rabbi Joshua’s passion is often described as “infectious,” “contagious,” and “deeply inspiring.” He speaks in congregations and conferences around the country, is a frequent contributor to several publications, and the author of John's Three Letters: On Hope, Love and Covenant Fidelity (July 2019) and Jude: On Faith and the Destructive Influence of Heresy (April 2014).

He is an accredited Jewish educator, has studied in various Jewish institutions, including an Orthodox yeshiva in Europe, and is ordained by the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations and the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council. He is currently completing a doctorate in rabbinic literature, holds a MA in Rabbinic Writings from MJTI, a BA in Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations and Biblical Studies from UCLA, and an AA in Anthropology from Mt. Hood Community College.

Rabbi Joshua additionally serves as adjunct instructor of Jewish studies at the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute (MJTI), Vice-President of the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council, and on the Administration Committee for the International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA).

He previously served as Senior Rabbi of Ahavat Zion Synagogue in Santa Monica, CA (2011-2018); rabbi of Chavurah Succat Shalom in Rockville, MD; and as a consulting rabbi to Rosh Pina in Owings Mills, MD. However, he originally began his rabbinical career right here at Beth Emunah, where he first served as an intern and then as the Assistant Rabbi under our founding Emeritus Rabbi Murray Silberling.

He is an avid mountain biker, loves the outdoors, is married to Monique, the Executive Director of the UMJC, and they have an elementary-age son.



Rabbi Dr. Steve Stern served as the rabbi of Beth Emunah for nearly four years. Initially, he served on an interim basis and then in February, 2015 as the Senior Rabbi until June 30, 2018 when he retired.

Rabbi Stern was ordained by the UNION (UMJC) in 1990. He has a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Western University. He continues to serve Beth Emunah in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors. He also serves currently as the Union (UMJC) West Regional Director. Rabbi Steve is married to Ruth and has two sons. His oldest son, Matthew, is married and lives in Israel with their two children and his younger son Aaron is a professional musician.



Murray Silberling is the founder of Beth Emunah Messianic Synagogue and Rabbi Emeritus, having retired in the summer of 2014.

In his over thirty years of experience he has successfully pioneered three different congregations, and is a highly regarded leader and thinker.   Author of Dancing for Joy, Rabbi Murray is fondly known throughout the Messianic Jewish movement as the "Dancing Rabbi".    A highly sought after teacher, he has spoken regularly at congregations and conferences around the world and has led numerous tours to Israel over the years, and is a strong supporter of the Jewish State.   He has served on various national and regional committees, and has held numerous positions of leadership throughout the Messianic Jewish Movement.

You can purchase Rabbi Silberling's book here: Dancing for Joy.

His most recent book, “The Seven Year Contract: Fixing the Institution of Marriage,” is available on

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