Rabbi Howard Mandell honored by Merrimack College

SHARE THIS STORY

HELP SUPPORT JEWISH JOURNAL

Rabbi Howard Mandell honored by Merrimack College

Congregation Beth Israel of the Merrimack Valley proudly announces that Rabbi Howard Mandell has been selected for induction into Merrimack College’s Honor Society in recognition of all that he has done to support the efforts of the Merrimack College students to engage in the work of serving others in many ways but especially through his efforts in the Social Justice Program.

Rabbi Mandell has been the rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Andover for over 10 years. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University School of Law, Rabbi Mandell earned a one-year clerkship with The Honorable Frank M. Johnson, Jr., then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

He began his law career working as an attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., and then founded the State of Alabama’s first racially integrated law firm, practicing constitutional and civil rights law for over two decades. Rabbi Mandell later served as Chairperson of the Board of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

After serving for several years as city attorney for the city of Montgomery, he made a career change and moved to New York in 2002, where he attended the Jewish Theological Seminary, and was ordained in 2008. After serving as a rabbi in Virginia Beach, Va., and a hospital chaplain in New Haven, Conn., Rabbi Mandel joined Congregation Beth Israel in 2013. He currently teaches Social Justice at Merrimack College and is on the board of directors of

Lazarus House Ministries, a homeless shelter and food pantry in Lawrence.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Jewish Journal is reader supported

Jewish Journal is reader supported