Rabbi Michal Morris-Kamil, a proud Israeli, Irish, British Lepracohen, graduated with a BA in Education from Te Hergana Waka, Victoria University, New Zealand, and an MBA in International Education Leadership, with an emphasis in Jewish education, from the University of Hull, United Kingdom. Recipient of the prestigious Ashdown Fellowship, Michal has dedicated much of her life to leading Jewish and Israel education programs worldwide. As a Community Shlicha, she led the Israel programming for the 10,000-strong Jewish community of Leeds. In London, Michal led education for Alyth Gardens, one of the largest Reform synagogues in the UK. In 2009, Michael was brought to San Francisco to head up a $6.9 million initiative to design Israel education for 11 Jewish day schools in the Bay Area. Michal has worked in the fields of inclusion and with immigrants and asylum seekers (British government), combating racism, Holocaust education, as well as youth-at-risk programming.
In 2018, Michal fulfilled a long-time dream and started her rabbinic studies at AJRCA. Initially intending to become a rabbinical social activist, Michal has broadened her interest to include congregational leadership as well, thanks to her internships at Adat Chaverim and Ahavat Torah, both of which nurtured her skills and passion.
Rabbi Michal is the Rabbi of Ahavat Torah in Los Angeles, and also continues her work in social justice, interfaith connection and conflict resolution.