Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb has served Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation – a thriving serious progressive community of some 480 households in Bethesda, Maryland — for nearly two decades, since well before his 1997 ordination from Philadelphia’s Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brandeis University (1991) and a Wexner Graduate Fellow with a Doctorate of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary (2009), he is a Past President of the Washington Board of Rabbis. Fred currently serves as Chair of the national Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, and as Immediate Past Chair of Maryland and Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light. Fred has written adult education curricula about Israel and progressive Zionism; writes and teaches widely on eco-Judaism; and contributes regularly to Moment Magazine among other publications. He lives in Washington DC with his wife Minna Scherlinder Morse and their glorious children.