Rabbi Jeremy S. Morrison
Throughout my career I have employed methods of community building that prioritize the fostering of qualitative relationships over that of the creation of programs. In my role as Rabbi and Executive Director of HAMAQOM | The Place, I consider myself an organizer, a catalyst to relationship building who seeks to “cede the center” in order to allow HAMAQOM participants to occupy pivotal roles (such as teacher, host, and prayer leader) that deeply engage them in the exploration and development of a relevant, vibrant Judaism.
“I am privileged to pursue and to share the mystery and wonder of Jewish living.”
The philosopher and educator John Dewey wrote, “Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself.” One could say the same about Judaism: that it is a social process, that Judaism is growth and life itself. As a rabbi, I have been blessed with the opportunity for life-long learning and privileged to pursue and to share the mystery and wonder of Jewish living.
If I can be helpful in your explorations of the Jewish community or in your pursuit of Jewish learning; if you are interested in conversion or in need of an officiant for a lifecycle event; if you are seeking spiritual guidance, please do not hesitate to contact me. My colleagues and I are here to help you discover your Place.
Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
My great Jewish joy is constructing community text circles and art workshops where the participants are able to take over the process and own the space. In that space the process lives, the growing happens, community is built. The product is but a record of experience. I am blessed to be part of the creation of these experiences though family education in congregational settings, printmaking and Hebrew lettering workshops at camp and retreats, empowering independent Minyanim, and in community text circles at HAMAQOM|The Place. As a Rabbi and Chief Program Officer of HAMAQOM|The Place, I combine together communities of learning and living.
“My great Jewish joy is constructing experiences where participants take over the process and own the space.”
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you’d like to discuss HAMAQOM|The Place learning opportunities, or life-cycle events.