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 Rabbi S. Robert Morais

Rabbi Morais can easily be reached by calling Temple Anshe Hesed at 814-454-2426 
or by emailing him at:

Rabbi Morais is spiritual, empathic, collaborative, warm, compassionate, and able to inspire; a rabbi who understands that Judaism is not just a Jewish education, but rather a Jewish experience that will makes Judaism come alive in Erie, PA and the surrounding region. Rabbi Morais was ordained in 1997 and comes to us with experience in both small and large congregations. He is a rabbi who is a strong leader with the ability to bring families and individuals together including those who are interfaith and LGBTQ. Our rabbi often serves as our representative at interfaith gatherings, as a lecturer within our educational systems, and as a guest rabbi for services at the Chautauqua Institute. 

Rabbi Morais teaches our youth and adults Jewish education and religious practices, and, provides meaningful services based on the connection between traditional Jewish philosophies and contemporary issues. Rabbi Morais is able to relate to congregants of all ages. Time and again he has shared his love of teaching all ages and his love and continued interest with the youth. He has many years of experience with NFTY and camp and is currently on the faculty of URJ Camp George.


Rabbi Morais is easily accessible to congregants of all ages. He is a certified Jewish Spiritual Life Coach which is a wonderful skillset to bring to his rabbinate. He officiates at Jewish marriage ceremonies for interfaith and LGBTQ couples. Rabbi Morais brings a calm maturity, compassion, energy, and love of teaching both youth and adults. His communication and interpersonal skills serve him well within our congregation and the community at large. His approach to programs is collaborative, creative and versatile. And, he has organizational experience working with boards, and supervising staff.  Rabbi Morais is a strategic thinker and an asset to our congregation and community.



Mon, July 22 2024 16 Tammuz 5784