Rabbi Howard Mandell
Associate and Adjunct Professor of Religious and Theological Studies
Rabbi Howard Mandell is currently the rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Andover, MA., having been ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Manhattan, N.Y. Prior to his attending rabbinical school and becoming a rabbi, he obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, practicing law for over two decades, in Montgomery, AL, with the Southern Poverty Law Center, in his own civil rights and constitutional law practice, and as City Attorney for the City of Montgomery. He continues to maintain his relationship with the Southern Poverty Law Center, having served as its board chair and currently serving as a board member.
Before moving to Andover to assume his current pulpit, he spent a year participating in a chaplaincy residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he served as the chaplain on the pediatric and adult hematology/oncology floors. Since becoming the Rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel, he has made teaching, social action, interfaith work, and joyful and meaning prayer services the center pieces of his rabbinate. He currently serves as co-chair of a new interfaith ministerial group in the Merrimack Valley.
Rabbi Mandell can be reached at his synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel, (978) 474-0540.