Rabbi Maurice Harris

Special guest

Ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2003, Rabbi Maurice Harris served as Associate Rabbi and Head of School at Temple Beth Israel in Eugene, Oregon, from 2003 – 2011. He has also worked as a Judaic studies faculty member at the University of Oregon, teaching courses such as “Israelis and Palestinians” and “American Jewish Cultures.” Just prior to joining the staff at RRC, Maurice worked as the Rabbi/Senior Educator at InterfaithFamily, a Boston-based national Jewish non-profit that provides resources and advocacy for interfaith families in the Jewish community. He is the author of two books, Moses: A Stranger Among Us and Leviticus: You Have No Idea (Cascade Books, 2012 and 2013), and has a third one on the way.

Maurice is now working as Associate Director of Affiliate Support at Reconstructing Judaism. He is married to Melissa Crabbe, and they have two children, Clarice Harris and Hunter Harris.

Rabbi Maurice Harris has been a guest on 3 episodes.