Shtetl dweller. Talmudic storyteller. Beard connoisseur.
Jeremy Borovitz was raised in Paramus, NJ, the son of a Reform rabbi and a lawyer for the Jewish Theological Seminary. He got a BA in Public Policy from the University of Michigan in 2009, and, with no better ideas for his future, joined the Peace Corps. Jeremy served in the village of Boyarka, Ukraine as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2010-2012, and then moved to Kiev, Ukraine, to work with the Jewish Community as a Jewish Service Corps fellow for the JDC.
From Kiev, Jeremy moved to Jerusalem and spent two years studying study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, where he received a certificate in Experiential Education. He also worked for Moishe House as the European Director of Jewish Education, organizing Jewish Learning retreats in cities across Europe, from Paris to Moldova. Jeremy is currently in his second year as a rabbinical student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.
Plagued by Shtetl Nostalgia, Jeremy is obsessed with Eastern European Jewish history. If your grandparents or great-grandparents wrote a memoir about Central Ukrainian Jewish life, please let him know.