- Gender: Male
- Religion: Jewish - Reform
- Profession: Rabbi
- Interests: Aaron is a participant in the JFS Big Pals program; chair of the Washington Coalition of Rabbis; and a Seattle Police Chaplain. He loves to read; spend time at the dog park with Camille the poodle; and run - albeit quite slowly.
- Hometown: Erie PA
Rabbi Aaron Meyer was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. A beautifully shy and awkward teenager, it took a NFTY trip to Israel and subsequent active involvement in synagogue life to find himself and his love of Judaism. Because of these experiences, Rabbi Meyer is acutely interested in teen and young adult/young family engagement, both in the synagogue and beyond its walls.
Rabbi Meyer attended The Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science before his journey to the rabbinate. He worked as a full-time youth professional at Temple Israel in Columbus, Ohio, before attending the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Diverse experiences while in rabbinical school - the U.S. Army Chaplain Candidate Program, interning at Isaac Mayer Wise Temple, Clinical Pastoral Education with the Harvard gerontology affiliate - pale in comparison to his greatest accomplishment: marrying Rabbi Emily Meyer in November, 2011. Rabbi Emily teaches at the Seattle Jewish Community School and in various programs at Temple.
In his third year with TDHS, Rabbi Meyer serves as rabbinic liaison for the Tribe, our best-in-state congregational nexus of programming for young adults (22-35); sponsors many students for conversion; celebrates life-cycle events with congregants of all ages; and embraces all aspects of the congregational rabbinate. You might also see him around town as a Seattle Police Chaplain, chair of the Washington Coalition of Rabbis, a participant in the JFS Big Pals program, or at the dog park!