Andrew Oberstein, Rabbinic Student
Andrew Oberstein is currently in his second year of rabbinical school at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. He is also a recipient of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship. Most recently, he served as the Director of Jewish Life at the URJ Six Points Sci-Tech Academy in Byfield, MA. Andrew is the former Coordinator for Social Justice and Young Adult Engagement at Temple Israel of Boston where he managed "The Riverway Project," a thriving initiative that connects over 1000 young adults each year to each other and to Judaism through worship, learning, and justice work.
During his tenure in Boston, he acted as the co-chair of "Eser," a young adult Jewish learning series operated through Hebrew College in Newton, MA. In 2016, he was honored with a "Chai in the Hub Award" from Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Boston's Jewish Federation, honoring the top 18 Jewish leaders under 45 years old in the Greater Boston area.
Before transitioning to a life of Jewish communal service, Andrew worked as a professional actor for five years, performing in a variety of plays and musicals across America. Andrew was an Iwasaki Scholar in the Honors Program at Emerson College, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theater in 2009. He currently lives on the Upper West Side with his husband, Nick.