Rabbi Jeremy Markiz
Rabbi Markiz grew up in Portland, OR at a Conservative Synagogue, not unlike Congregation Beth Shalom. He attended the University of Oregon with degrees in political science and Judaic Studies. Rabbi Markiz received rabbinic ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, California in 2016.
He moved to Pittsburgh in the summer of 2016 with his wife Dr. Elana Neshkes, who is currently doing her residency at UPMC.
Rabbi Markiz sees it as his mission to explore how, through the lens of Torah, we can inspire justice, love of all people, and build healthy and meaningful relationships with each other and God. He believes that Judaism and Torah have the power to make us better human beings when we bring all of ourselves to engage with tough questions and the world around us.
In his spare time, Rabbi Markiz likes to run, hike, read, and listen to way too many podcasts.