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Rabbi Howard Morrison, Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Morrison grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. There, he attended the Maimonides Day School for elementary and high school. He attended services at the Young Israel Synagogue and Congregation Kehillath Israel. After spending his undergraduate years at Boston University and the Hebrew College, Rabbi Morrison entered the Rabbinical School at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. His rabbinical training included a year of study at Neve Schechter and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

After receiving his ordination, Rabbi Morrison led Congregation Beth Shalom in Union, New Jersey from 1987-1991 and then assumed the position of Rabbi at the Wantagh Jewish Center in Long Island, New York from 1991-2000.

He is retired from his duties in the U.S. Air Force as a Reserve Chaplain, performing most of his duties at McGuire Air Force Base in southern New Jersey.

Since beginning his tenure with Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue in 2000, Rabbi Morrison has served as President of the Ontario Region of the Rabbinical Assembly and the Toronto Board of Rabbis. He also served on the Executive of the International Rabbinical Assembly. He acts as Chaplain to local Jewish War Veterans. Rabbi Morrison was awarded an honorary doctorate of divinity by the Jewish Theological Seminary in April of 2015 for his years of dedicated service to Conservative Judaism and to the Jewish people.

Rabbi Morrison has two sons, Elie Natan and Yonah Ari. You may reach Rabbi Morrison at or extension 245.

In the event of a death emergency Rabbi Morrison may be reached at 416-587-4918.

Sun, 21 April 2024 13 Nisan 5784