Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt
Rabbi Jeremy R. Weisblatt is thrilled and excited to be joining the University of Delaware Hillel as Campus Director. Returning to the Hillel community as a Jewish professional after being an active member of Hillel while a student at PSU, Jeremy is looking forward to being a part of a thriving and growing community, bringing along his passion for education, lifelong learning and relationship building.
Jeremy graduated from the Schreyer Honors College at PSU (Phi Beta Kappa) with degrees in International Politics, Jewish Studies, Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. After PSU, he began his rabbinical studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary (NYC) and after three years transferred to Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (NYC). Following ordination in 2014, Jeremy served communities in Virginia, Chicago and Pittsburgh (where he sat on the board of Hillel JUC). Throughout his studies and his rabbinate, he has been passionate about inclusion, social justice,
relational work and lifelong learning, as when he interned for the Israel Religious Action Center working on LGBTQ+ issues or as a founding board member of the 412 Black – Jewish Collaborative. Currently, he serves on the Responsa Committee of the CCAR as well as the Freehof Institute of Progressive Halakhah. Jeremy is a doctoral candidate at HUC-JIR in the area of Talmud & Rabbinics and has completed an Executive Certificate in nonprofit Leadership through Duke University and is completing a certificate in nonprofit management through Duke University.
Relationships are the key part of his rabbinate along with his favored phrase “good Torah is good Torah,” which he translates as “if it’s inspiring and meets our values, then whether the teaching comes from the Talmud or Matisyahu, it’s worthwhile to study and learn.” A lifelong Eagles fan and Philly native, he is looking forward to getting to know the campus community, discovering the best coffee spots and rebuilding the candy bar at Hillel. Jeremy
lives in Kennett Square with his wife Marissa, sons Alexander and Benji and furry companion Bindo.