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Jeremy Barras

Temple Beth Am
Pinecrest, Florida

Jeremy Barras is a native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsyvania, where he grew up in a strong Jewish community, attending an Orthodox day school until seventh grade. He descends from a long line of distinguished rabbis who have passed on the traditions of Jewish scholarship throughout the generations. Barras attended Connecticut College, where he majored in International Relations and competed on the Men’s tennis team. During his junior year, Barras studied for one semester at Tel Aviv University. Realizing that he wanted to create a life imbued with strong and lasting meaning, he went to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion right after college. During his time in rabbinic school he received awards for teaching and for his role in community relations. Following ordination, Barras served as Associate Rabbi for five years at Temple Beth El in Charlotte, NC, and then as Senior Rabbi at Temple Beth El in Fort Myers from 2007–2015. During his rabbinate he has served as a Board member for the National Conference of Community and Justice, the Interfaith Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System, the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, the Lee County Human Services Council, AIPAC’s National Council and as a national Board Member of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA).

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