Micah Greenstein

Rabbi Micah Greenstein has served Temple Israel in Memphis since 1991, first as Assistant, then Associate, becoming Senior Rabbi in 2000. In 2012 and again in 2013, he was named as one of America's Top 50 Rabbis by Newsweek/The Daily Beast. In December of 2011, Rabbi Greenstein was awarded the Memphis City Council Humanitarian Award, and in February of 2012, he was awarded the Memphis Theological Seminary’s President’s Humanitarian Award. Rabbi Greenstein has been named by Memphis Magazine as one of the city's most significant leaders. He was selected to be the principal speaker for the State of Tennessee at the Washington National Cathedral in 2005. Rabbi Greenstein is a two-time President of the Memphis Ministers Association, is on the Executive Board of the National Civil Rights Museum, and is past-President of the Southwest Association of Reform Rabbis, covering six states. A graduate of Cornell University and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, he studied and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. He received his Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters at the Los Angeles Campus of HUC-JIR. Rabbi Greenstein and his wife, Sheril, have three children.


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