“It's not how you identify with your Judaism, it's that you identify Jewishly. I think that is the future of religion... People around you might not look like you, pray like you - but at Temple Israel, you're welcome. And more than welcome, we're interested in learning what makes you, you.”
Rabbi Morrison, an East Lansing, MI native, is well-known throughout South Florida for her passionate outreach to our diverse, multi-generational community. She is especially renowned for her youth, young professional and LGBTQ programming, and her special focus on older adult enrichment. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Michigan in 2000, a Master's Degree in Hebrew Letters in 2006, as well as rabbinic ordination in 2008 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Los Angeles, CA). Rabbi Morrison will be completing her Master's in Gerontology from the University of Southern California in 2022, holds a certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Emory University, and has formal certification in Synagogue Management from Hebrew Union College’s School for Jewish Communal Services.
Rabbi Morrison has proudly served on the summer staff at URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick, NY, URJ Camp Coleman in Cleveland, GA, as well as lead educator for NFTY in Israel 6-week teen summer abroad experience. As a proud alumna of NFTY and URJ youth programming herself, Rabbi Morrison sat on her local and regional youth group boards as well as winning the prestigious ‘NFTY Competitions Award’ for her original guitar/vocal piece in 1996.
Before coming to Temple Israel, Rabbi Morrison served for two years as Rabbi at the San Francisco Jewish Home for the Aged, four years as Dean of Jewish Life at the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, NC. and eight years at Temple Beth Sholom of Miami Beach, FL.
Nationally and locally noted for her innovative and provocative approach to creating meaningful, engaging, and relevant prayer experiences, Rabbi Morrison has been featured in the New York Times, Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, as well as Elle Magazine (Italy) and Reform Judaism Magazine.
Along with her son, Ezra, Rabbi Morrison is proud to be a member of Temple Israel of Greater Miami, serving our passionate, down-to-earth, authentically unique, and warm congregational community.