Rabbi Rim Meirowitz
Rabbi Richard (Rim) Meirowitz, honoree at Hebrew College’s 2020 “Leadership, Learning, and Love” event.
Rabbinic Ordination: Jewish Theological Seminary
After serving as Educational Director at the New City (NY) Jewish Center for six years and as the Rabbi at Temple Emunah in Lexington MA, Rim became the Founding Headmaster of the Rashi School, the Boston Area Reform Jewish Day School currently in Dedham, and the Rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in Waltham. While at the Rashi School, after considerable soul-searching, Rim realized that his ministry was no longer compatible with the Conservative Movement. He resigned from the Rabbinical Assembly (Conservative) and was accepted into the Central Conference of American Rabbis (Reform). He has continued to serve the Reform Movement since that time in a variety of capacities: at the Rashi School for seven years, as the Educational Director at the Joint Temple Sinai/Temple Ohabei Shalom school in Brookline, and as the Rabbi at Temple Shir Tikvah in Winchester, MA from which he retired in 2014. For a number of years he served as the only Rabbi on the Board of interfaithfamily.com. Rim continues to serve as a mentor for a number of Rabbis and finds a particular satisfaction in helping people move along their spiritual paths.