Jeremy Morrison assumed his role as Executive Director for HAMAQOM|The Place in August 2017. A 2018 ELI Talks Speakers Fellowship selection, Jeremy was born and raised in Boston. He earned a doctorate in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. His dissertation focused on the use of metaphors in the Bible and in other ancient Near Eastern texts.
Following his ordination in 2001 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, Jeremy served as Associate Rabbi of Temple Israel of Boston for 15 years. Among other leadership roles at Temple Israel, Jeremy served as the founding director of the Riverway Project, a nationally recognized outreach and engagement initiative for adults in their 20s and 30s, and as the synagogue’s Director of Education.
Jeremy lives in North Berkeley with his wife, Molly, and their two children, Ezekiel and Poppy.
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