Joseph Berrios served 29 years in the US Navy as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida and an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary (ATS). During his studies at ATS, Joseph was inducted and became a member of Eta Beta Rho (National Honor Society for students of Hebrew Language and Culture). He is currently pursuing rabbinical studies at the Academy for Jewish Religion. Joseph is a student member of Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains and is a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Joseph is the recipient of the 2021 Auerbach Launch Grant and the UJA Scholars Graduate Fellowship. Joseph’s authenticity is reflected in his compassionate and empathetic care for those who are excluded and marginalized.
Joseph’s innovative project, the Anusim Society, seeks to create a spiritual, uplifting community in which Anusim can support each other in their journey of discovery. The Anusim Society is a platform that strengthens interreligious cooperation, dialogue, and trust between Christian and Jewish communities regarding Anusim and their place in Klal Yisrael.