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Jeremy Morrison


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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March 2020

Introduction to the Jewish Experience – Spring 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 thru Wednesday, May 13, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St
Oakland, CA 94609 United States
$144 – $240

Jewish Practice & Lifestyle, Part Two. This three-part series, which can be taken in any order, introduces students to Jewish culture, history, and practice. Communal and individual Jewish life dances to the rhythm of two different cycles: Jewish lifecycle events and the cycle of the Jewish year. This section of the course examines the connections between Jewish traditions and lifecycle events, with an emphasis on the spring holidays of Passover, Shavuot, and contemporary national holidays.

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May 2020

Origins of the Bible and How To Read It – Spring 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 thru Tuesday, May 26, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Jeremy Morrison
$72 – $120

We will discuss myth and metaphor and the Bible's literary history in order to uncover the ancient meanings of several of the Bible's classic narratives and its law codes, and to determine their relevance to modern day Jews and the world in which we live. This course will focus on the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy.

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