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Rabbi Greg Harris

Being a rabbi is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I could ever imagine. I am continually blessed to be able to discover and share the incredible insights of our Jewish Tradition with people. 

People frequently ask me, in one way or another, is Judaism relevant in this modern, complex, pressured time? Through conversations, study, community encounters, culture and other modes, Judaism's message is as relevant in our time as every earlier period. 

I invite you into our community to live Judaism's important message of hope and compassion with an orientation to fulfilling our partnership with God to perfect God's Creation - our world.


I was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2002 where I was the recipient of the Dr. Michael Higger Prize in Talmud. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from The American University in Washington, D.C. I have been on faculty at New York's 92nd Street Y, was the staff Jewish Chaplain for the Momentum AIDS Project in New York and worked as a chaplain at Beth Israel Hospital. I am active in the Schusterman STAR initiative and am a UJC Rabbinic Cabinet Fellow. I was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am married to Rebekah and am a proud dad to three wonderful children.


You can contact me at 301-652-2606 x305 or email me at:

Congregation Beth El is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism