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Rabbi Adam Morris

Meet Rabbi Mo

Rabbi Mo, as most people know him, began his rabbinical career in 1994 as Assistant Rabbi at The Temple in Nashville, TN, followed by an Associate Rabbi position at Temple Beth El in Charlotte, N.C. Then, his rabbinic journey took him even deeper south, all the way to Temple Beit Shalom in Adelaide, South Australia, where he served as Rabbi from 1999-2001. After a stint as Judaic Studies principal at The Davis Academy in Atlanta, Rabbi Mo, moved to Colorado to join Temple Micah in 2003.

   

Rabbi Mo travels with his congregation, meeting them on their journey and moving with them. His collaborative approach is born from understanding the lives of his Temple Micah community. Rabbi Mo relates as he emulates the congregation’s collective desire to “walk humbly, amongst one another and the world-at-large.” This parallel experience allows him to be both guide and student.

It’s in the listening and learning that Rabbi Mo finds his source of inspiration. It’s no wonder the moment that epitomizes Temple Micah for him is when, each year during Yom Kippur, three members of the community  tell the story of  their own spiritual journey, their pathway to Temple Micah, and their valuation of that connection. “I am always heartened by the depth, diversity and authenticity of our community.” It is the welcoming nature of Temple Micah that conjures up Rabbi Mo’s track one selection on a yet-to-be-made Micah soundtrack – Come On Up To The House by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

For Rabbi Mo, conducting services, counseling Micah members and schmoozing with students, are not just part of the job. They are opportunities for him to deepen his spiritual experiencegrow in his faith. When he’s not at Temple Micah, Rabbi Mo can be found making sawdust in his wood shop; training for his next marathon with his wonder dog, Rocky; or hiking nearby mountain trails, taking advantage of the solitude and majesty of Denver’s Front Range.

The opportunity to live in Colorado is what initially put Temple Micah on my radar…and when I came to learn more about this community I felt a kinship with its spirit of openness, independence and warmth.

Rabbi Mo

Other Team Members

Amy Kivel

Director of Education

Angie Geis

Office Manager