Jeremy Leigh, M.A.

Coordinator of the Richard J. Scheuer Israel Seminar

school/program: Jerusalem-Based Programs
academic field: Israel Studies, Modern Jewish Thought
campus: Jerusalem

Jeremy Leigh teaches Israel Studies and Modern Jewish History at HUC-JIR’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 the Former Soviet Union. 

Prior to coming to HUC-JIR, Leigh taught Ethnography of Israeli Society through Cinema at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University. In addition to teaching at various academic institutions in Jerusalem, he is the director of Jewish Journeys, a long standing initiative to develop and advance the field of global Jewish travel.

Leigh studied at University College of London and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has written extensively about the field of Jewish educational travel, including his last book, Jewish Journeys: Reflections on Jewish Travel (Haus, London 2006).

Leigh was born in London, England and moved to Israel in 1992.

Jewish Journeys: Reflections on Jewish Travel. (Haus Publishers, London 2006)

“Location Location Location”: A Practitioner’s Perspectives on Diaspora Jewish Travel (The International Handbook of Jewish Education, eds. Lisa Grant and Alex Pomson, New York: Springer, Spring 2011)

Anglo Jewry: Sites and Stories (UJIA, London January 2006)

Polish Jewish Journeys (UJIA London April 2005)

Journeys in the Past and Present Tense: Companion and Travel Guide To Jewish Sites in Europe (UJIA 2003)