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Rabbi Eric Solomon graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland in 1994 and then entered rabbinical school, spending three years in Jerusalem and three years in New York City.  In Israel, he studied Rabbinic Literature at the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies and the Shalom Harman Institute, and completed the Senior Educators program at the Hebrew University.

After Rabbi Solomon's ordination from Hebrew Union College in 2000, he was selected as the 4th Marshall T. Meyer Rabbinical Fellow at Congregation B'nai Jeshurun (BJ). In 2005, Rabbi Solomon gained entry into the Rabbinical Assembly and arrived in Raleigh to serve Beth Meyer Synagogue that same year.

Rabbi Solomon currently serves as the Vice Chair of the City of Raleigh Mayor's Commission For Compassion. He has traveled to Ghana and Guatemala on service missions with the American Jewish World Service (Global Justice Fellow), developed his spiritual practice with teachers from the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, and holds the title of Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Harman Institute in Jerusalem. He also has served as the co-chair of Truah:  The Rabbinical Call for Human Rights.

Rabbi Solomon loves playing tennis and is an avid runner. He is married to Rabbi Dr. Jennifer Solomon, Founding Director of the Libi Eir Community Mikveh and Director of Spiritual Engagement at Beth Meyer, and has three children.

 

Mon, November 30 2020 14 Kislev 5781