Beth Torah Building

P.O Box, Hyattsville, MD 20788

Office Phone: (301) 927-5525

Dr. Mendel L. Abrams, Rabbi


1971 - Present
Rabbi, Beth Torah Congregation, Hyattsville, Maryland
Guest Lecturer, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC
Guest Lecturer, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

1973 - Present
Senior Counselor, Washington Pastoral Counseling Service (WPCS), Washington, DC
      Treats patients both through WPCS and private consultation

1969 - 1971
Rabbi, Anshe Emeth Congregation, Youngstown, Ohio

1964 - 1968
Rabbi, Congregation Am Echod, Waukegan, Illinois

1964 - 1966
Jewish Chaplain, Downey Veteran’s Hospital, North Chicago, Illinois

1962 - 1964
Chaplain, United States Army


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts, 1956
Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York, Rabbinical Ordination and Master of Hebrew Literature, 1962
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Certificate, Laboratory for Human Development, 1974
Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, Doctor of Ministry, 1975
Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York, Honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1988
Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, Certificate of Advanced Studies, Pastoral Counseling, 1992

Professional Affiliations

Rabbinical Assembly of America, past member of Executive Committee
Rabbinical Assembly, Greater Washington Region, past president
Washington Board of Rabbis, past president
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, past president of the Mid-Atlantic Division
American Personal and Guidance Association