Rabbi Leon Morris is the President of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and was until 2017 the Vice President for North American Programs in Israel at the Shalom Hartman Institute.
Previously he served as rabbi of Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, New York, and was the founding director of the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. Leon was ordained from Hebrew Union College in 1997, where he was a Wexner Graduate Fellow.
In addition to teaching at Skirball, Leon has taught at Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform synagogues, as well as at Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. He has worked extensively as an educator with the Jewish community of India.
Leon has contributed essays to a variety of publications, has appeared on NPR and PBS, and is an editor of the new Reform High Holy Day prayer book, Mishkan HaNefesh.