Rabbi Benjamin Altshuler is the new spiritual leader for Mt. Sinai Congregation of Wausau.
Although new to the Wausau area, Altshuler is a product of the Midwest and many vibrant Jewish communities, according to a news release. He received rabbinic ordination from the Reform Jewish Seminary, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2020. There, he also earned his master of arts in Hebrew letters degree and received the Israel Bettan Memorial Prize for creative and imaginative pulpit presentation.
Altshuler is an alumnus of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he studied cognitive science. Benjamin is originally from the Chicago area and an alumnus of Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps.
Mt. Sinai Congregation, founded in 1914, serves 85 families from Wausau, Stevens Point, Marshfield, Minocqua, and Rhinelander.