Jeremy Leigh teaches Israel Studies and Modern Jewish History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem. He is the coordinator of the Richard J. Scheuer Israel Seminar for the Year-In-Israel Program as well as director of the HUC-JIR-JDC Fellowship for Global Jewish Responsibility. He leads the Year-In-Israel Program’s program in Lithuania and coordinates the annual professional development program in Former Soviet Union.
Prior to coming to HUC-JIR, Leigh taught Ethnography of Israeli Society through Cinema, at Rothberg Inter- national School of the Hebrew University. As well as teaching at various academic institutions in Jerusalem, he is the director of ‘Jewish Journeys,’ a long standing initiative to develop and advance the eld of global Jewish travel. Leigh studied at University College London and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He has written extensively about the eld of Jewish educational travel, including his last book, Jewish Journeys: Re ections on Jewish Travel (Haus, London 2006). Leigh was born in London, England and moved to Israel in 1992.