Easter - Passover Program
Mar 30, 2021 11:45 AM
Rabbi Peter S. Berg & Rev. Dr. Kevin R. Murriel
Easter - Passover Program

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Rabbi Peter Berg became the fifth senior rabbi of The Temple  in July 2008, serving a  diverse and multi-generational congregation as  spiritual leader. Previously, he served as rabbi of Temple Beth Or in Washington Township, New Jersey and as the Associate Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, Texas. Additionally, he served Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains, New York as a rabbinic intern and at Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia, as its Youth Director. 

A native of Ocean Township, New Jersey, Berg holds a degree in Education and Human Development and Judaic Studies from George Washington University. He earned his M.A. in Hebrew Literature and his rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and Jerusalem, where he was a Steinhardt Fellow. Rabbi Berg also holds a certificate in Chemical Dependency and Spiritual Counseling and is a trained Disaster, Fire, and Police Chaplain.  He serves as a Chaplain for The Georgia State Patrol. 

In 2009, Berg was inducted into the College of Preachers at Morehouse College.  He was a member of the 2012 Leadership Atlanta class and is an active member of the Downtown Atlanta Rotary Club.  He was recently appointed to the Georgia Holocaust Commission by the Governor. 

In 2013, Berg was named by Newsweek and The Daily Beast as one of the top 50 most influential rabbis in the United States of America.  In 2016, he was named by Georgia Trend as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians and in 2019 and 2020 as one of Atlanta’s Most Powerful Leaders.  He has worked on many social issues  and currently serves on numerous boards including The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Rabbi Berg lives in Atlanta with his wife Karen, a teacher and tutor, and their three children. 

 

The Reverend Doctor Kevin R. Murriel serves as the senior pastor of Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Jackson State University, his Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, and his Doctor of Ministry from Duke University. An insightful preacher, avid reader, and social activist, Murriel’s research focuses on translating the methods of the Civil Rights Movement into a modern strategy for social justice. In 2018, he was appointed by Dean Jan Love as Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology and Director of the Black Methodist Seminarian’s Program at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

Murriel is a community leader and faithfully serves on several boards and committees which include, the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA, the North Georgia Board of Congregational Development, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Racial Equity Steering Committee.  He is a member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta and the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2019.

Murriel has received numerous other awards and honors for his servant-leadership.  In 2016, Gammon Theological Seminary named him as the 2016 Emerging Prophetic Leader. In 2018, he was named as one of Emory Universitys Forty under Forty and S.C.L.C. Women recognized him with the 2019 Drum Major for Justice Luminary Award recipient. He is the author of Breaking the Color Barrier: A Vision for Church Growth through Racial Reconciliation.

He is married to Dr. Ashleigh Murriel and they are the proud parents of Scarlett Grace and Anderson Blake.

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