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Rabbi Micah Geurin Weiss

Assistant Director of Thriving Communities/Tikkun Olam Specialist

Rabbi Micah Weiss received smicha from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and began working for the Thriving Communities department in 2019. He is delighted to begin his rabbinic career in a position of service to Reconstructionist communities, with a particular focus on increasing our dedication to the sacred work of tikkun olam. 

Micah was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. where he grew up Reconstructionist at Congregation Bet Haverim. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in Religious Studies and African American Studies from Wesleyan University and was a fellow at Yeshivat Hadar for two years. 

During his time as a student at RRC, Micah served as the student rabbi at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Congregation Kol Ami and Drexel Hillel. He also completed a unit of CPE at Lankenau Medical Center, worked for Kol Tzedek, and designed the social justice beit midrash curriculum for Repair the World.  

Prior to beginning rabbinical school, Micah worked as a community organizer at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center and as the volunteer director of Project Hayei Sarah. Micah also worked as a Jewish teen educator at J Teen Leadership and Etgar 36 and taught Jewish text classes at Hofstra University Hillel. He is an alum of Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps and American Jewish World Service Volunteer Summer program. 

Micah loves teaching Torah and singing niggunim any chance he gets. He is currently training to become a spiritual director with the Bekhol Derakhekha Da’ehu program at RRC. Micah is married to Nomi Teutsch, and they have two children, Eyal Or and Nadav Lev. Outside of work, Micah and Nomi are also co-creating a home-based Jewish communal space with their friends and community, the West Philly Shtiebel.

Rabbi Micah Weiss in a greenhouse, surrounded by plants.

A Backyard Orchard of Etrog Trees Thrives in Philadelphia

bout a year ago, West Philadelphia resident and Reconstructing Judaism Assistant Director of Thriving Communities/Tikkun Olam Specialist Rabbi Micah Weiss planted about 75 etrog seeds. Over the year, nearly all germinated, producing little etrog saplings.

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