Rabbinic Ordination, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, American Jewish University, 2014
M.A., American Jewish University, 2014
B.S., Towson University, Maryland, 1998
Rabbi John Carrier is a teacher, spiritual mentor, and author. His new podcast "The Jewcurious Show" and his popular YouTube channel have brought Jewish wisdom and traditions to life with humor and warmth for people in over 180 countries worldwide. His recent book, The Promised Life, teaches readers - regardless of their spiritual background - how to apply specific Jewish teachings to overcome life's greatest challenges.
Rabbi Carrier has taught in the Miller Introduction to Judaism program since 2015, and he brings to it his unique experience and empathy as both a rabbi and an adult convert to Judaism. He served as spiritual leader for Burbank Temple Emanu El for four years, which he recently left to focus on teaching and writing full-time. Rabbi Carrier also teaches in the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, and he serves on local Batei Din (rabbinic courts) for conversion and for gittin (Jewish ritual divorce).
Rabbi Carrier lives in Burbank with his wife and two daughters.