Rabbi Jason Miller is an entrepreneur, educator and blogger.
The Detroit Free Press called Rabbi Jason Miller “the most tech-savvy Jewish leader” and the Huffington Post ranked him among the top Jewish Twitter users in the world. A social media expert, Rabbi Jason is a popular speaker and writer on technology and its global effect on the Jewish world. He writes a monthly “Jews in the Digital Age” column for the Detroit Jewish News and is a frequent contributor to the Time Magazine, The Huffington Post, Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), the Jewish Daily Forward and the Times of Israel. A graduate of the rabbinical school at The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, Rabbi Jason was a recipient of the prestigious Gladstein Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Rabbinic Leadership. He also received a master’s degree in education from the William Davidson Graduate School of Education at JTS.
Jason Miller is the president of Access Technology, a computer tech support and social media marketing company based in Michigan. He won the 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce and is one of the winners of a Jewish Influencer award from the National Jewish Outreach Program. Rabbi Jason has worked on college campuses with Hillel and has gained a reputation as a pied piper with Jewish teens and twentysomethings. He can talk about sports and movies just as easily as he can talk about Torah and Jewish law. Rabbi Jason has appeared on HuffPost Live, Fox News Let It Rip, the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, and the “Mojo in the Morning” show.
Trained as a kosher supervisor, Rabbi Jason is the founder and director of Kosher Michigan – a kosher certification agency. He has served on the boards of several national and local organizations including the Jewish Outreach Institute, Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation, JARC, Friends of the Taubman Institute, Jewish Gay Network, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Family Circle, and Kadima. He is an alumnus of the Rabbis Without Borders fellowship through Clal (The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership) and the STAR Foundation’s Professional Education for Excellence in Rabbis fellowship. In October 2013 Rabbi Jason participated in The Conversation, an annual retreat of Jewish leaders convened by The Jewish Week.
An avid Detroit sports fan, he lives in Metro Detroit with his wife and three children.
Rabbi for Weddings
One of the highlights of being a rabbi is performing weddings. I have officiated at the weddings of dozens of happy couples. I have even helped a few brides and grooms meet each other. In January 2010, I was named the JDate Rabbi of the Month. I meet with couples several times before “the Big Day” so I can get to know the bride and groom better, help them know each other better, and provide pre-marital counseling to ensure a healthy marriage. Each wedding is personalized for the bride and groom. A highlight of the ceremony is always the reading of letters the bride and groom wrote to each other expressing their love for one another. Please contact me to inquire about Jewish wedding officiation.
Private Bar Mitzvah Rabbi
A bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah is a wonderful milestone and Jewish lifecycle event for a Jewish family. However, there are many families that do not affiliate with a congregation (synagogue or temple). That shouldn’t mean that the Jewish teens in the family shouldn’t have the opportunity to experience their own bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah. Rabbi Jason Miller is available to coordinate a private bar mitzvah or a private bat mitzvah for your Jewish teen. Please contact me to inquire about private bar mitzvah officiation or other life-cycle events officiation.
Please contact Rabbi Jason to learn more about booking me for a speaking event for your organization, group, synagogue, campus Hillel or Jewish federation. I am a member of the Jewish Federations of North America Speakers’ Bureau and have been a scholar-in-residence for dozens of events. Speaking topics include “How Technology Affects Jewish Life and Learning in the 21st Century”, “Not Everything’s Kosher in The Kosher World”, “Jew So Funny!” and “How Jewish Teens Will Shape The Jewish Future”. Learn more about Rabbi Jason Miller’s speaking events here.
Kosher Certification Agency
Rabbi Jason Miller founded Kosher Michigan, a kosher certification agency, in 2008 with the express mission of increasing the number of kosher options in the community. While serving as the year-round rabbi and kosher supervisor for Tamarack Camps, a large Jewish camping agency in Michigan, several local business owners contacted him to inquire about kosher certification. Beginning with The Original Bagel Factory in Southfield, Michigan, Rabbi Jason Miller began to provide kosher certification to qualifying restaurants, bakeries and food producers that met his standards. Kosher Michigan encourages the businesses they certify to be ethically responsible in all areas of their business. Today, Kosher Michigan certifies businesses throughout Michigan and also in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Food products bearing the Kosher Michigan hekhsher (seal of approval) can be found on supermarket shelves throughout North America. Rabbi Jason Miller is also available to help families make their home kosher through his residential kitchen kashering services. He is also often called upon to kasher and supervise kitchens in hotels and banquet facilities for weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other events. Rabbi Jason’s article, “Ending Kosher Nostra: Bringing Sanity to the Kosher Certification Industry”, was published on the Huffington Post and syndicated throughout the world.