Rabbi Jeremy S. Morrison joined the clergy of Temple Israel in 2001 with a mission to reach out and engage greater numbers of adults in their 20’s and 30’s. During the past thirteen years, through the Riverway Project, an initiative of which he was the founding director, hundreds of Jews in their 20’s and 30’s have become members of the synagogue and deepened their connections to Judaism. Rabbi Morrison has overseen Temple Israel’s interfaith programming, and continually focuses on enriching the membership experience here at Temple Israel. Rabbi Morrison was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, N.Y., in May, 2001. During his tenure at HUC-JIR, Rabbi Morrison was awarded a Steinhardt Scholar Fellowship and served internships at Temple Beth El, Great Neck, here at Temple Israel, and was a Wexner Rabbinic Resident at Temple Beth Zion, Buffalo. He has extensive experience and credentials as an educator, has served as a Project Coordinator for the URJ-CCAR Commission on Education. Rabbi Morrison is also a doctoral student in Bible and the Ancient Near East at Brandeis University. Since July 2010, Rabbi Morrison, in addition to his pulpit duties, has directed our synagogue-wide education program. In order to finish his PhD Dissertation, Rabbi Morrison was on leave throughout the 2015 – 16 Program Year.