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Previously, Rabbi Rascoe has served congregations in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, New  Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas, always becoming actively involved in the surrounding  communities. When you get to know him, you will learn that our Rabbi has a passion for  social justice and education. One could say that he is an activist at heart, having  embraced public service as well as education, both which have been cornerstones of his  rabbinical career. He has been active in interfaith dialogue, minority relations, and prison  religious policy, and has served as a consultant on academic and government projects,  and as an advisor on counseling and medical ethics issues.  Some of the areas where he has participated include serving as a member of the  Chaplain’s Advisory Council to the State of Michigan’s prison system, writing the Judaism  section of the Michigan Dept. of Corrections Handbook of Religious Groups, serving on  the Michigan State advisory panel for adoption, serving on the Grand Rapids Human  Relations Commission, Purdue University’s Social Science Ethics Committee, and the  ethics committees of both hospitals and hospices in the Greater Michigan area. He was  instrumental in organizing a hate crimes task force, and a citywide program to teach  adolescents entrepreneurial skills. Furthermore, he organized a conference to teach  public school teachers about the Holocaust, and led many interfaith programs and  dialogue groups to encompass those of the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and  Baha’i faiths. During his tenure in Texas he was the Associate Director of the L’Chiam  Center, an independent havurah that focused on outreach to unaffiliated Jews as well as  converts.