Joe Septimus is the CFO of a mortgage bank and teaches Torah at Darkhei Noam, his prayer community, Central Synagogue, and other adult education venues. Joe loves analyzing Biblical and Rabbinic texts and enabling adult learners to weave their own life experiences into our traditional texts and Jewish wisdom. A number of years ago, at the invitation of Rabbi Buchdahl, Joe regularly studied with the Central clergy. He has an MBA from NYU and BA in Philosophy, and studied at Yeshiva Chaim Berlin, in Brooklyn, and Kerem B’Yavneh, in Israel. Joe is a Wexner Heritage alum, the father of four amazing adult children, and the husband of Renee, a writer, teacher, and social worker.