Rabbi Joshua Ron Solomon Fixler grew up in Englewood, Colorado. In 2007 he received a B.A. in Organizational Development and Community Leadership, a program of his own design, from the University of Maryland, College Park. After college, Rabbi Fixler spent two years exploring his interests in social justice and interfaith work as a Program Coordinator at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. He then served for three years as the Assistant Educator and Youth Director for Temple B’nai Shalom in Fairfax Station, Virginia.
Rabbi Fixler was ordained at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in May of 2017. While in rabbinical school, he served as the student rabbi at Temple B’nai Israel in High Point, North Carolina and at Beth Haverim Shir Shalom in Mahwah, New Jersey. He also completed a summer rabbinical residency at Temple Micah in Washington, DC and unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City.
Rabbi Fixler is honored to have been selected as a Wexner Graduate Fellow and a Bonnie and Daniel Tisch Rabbinical Fellow. During his time at HUC-JIR, Joshua also completed an Advanced Professional Certificate in Management for Public & Nonprofit Organizations at New York University. Since 2019, Rabbi Fixler has served as President of the Faith Leaders Coalition of Greater Houston, and organization for local progressive clergy to come together across lines of faith and difference in purist of justice.
Rabbi Fixler lives in Houston with his wife, Annie, and their daughters, Eleanor, Daniella and Fredi.