Rabbi Michael Mauricio Fel is proud to serve as the Rabbi of Temple Emunah. Originally from Miami, Florida, Rabbi Fel earned a bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Miami. He went on to receive his ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he learned as a Schusterman Rabbinic Fellow and earned a Master's Degree in Midrash and Scriptural Interpretation from the Graduate School.
Rabbi Fel loves connecting with people and building relationships between different segments of the Temple Emunah community. Since arriving at Temple Emunah in 2011, Rabbi Fel has produced over 200 Shabbat videos garnering over 85,000 views allowing congregants to connect to the shul, created the Inclusion Committee to raise awareness about inclusion, earning Temple Emunah recognition as one of the original Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Program congregations, established Emunah Explorers, a day-time programming initiative connecting retirees, stay-at-home-parents, and others through daytrips, lunches, and social programs, and developed the Next Dor Corps program, encouraging post-b’nei mitzvah students to stay involved by reading Torah, leading religious services, and volunteering in communal programs.
Rabbi Fel currently serves as President of the Greater Boston Cluster of the Rabbinical Assembly and was selected in 2018 to participate in the Israeli Consul General to New England’s Rabbinic Trip to Israel. He also provides kosher supervision to local supermarkets.
Rabbi Fel enjoys cooking, woodworking, creating and playing percussion instruments, exploring the outdoors, and speaking Spanish (his family is from Argentina). He is married to Shayna (past NERUSY president), and together they rear three adorable kids: Nadav, Eliana, and Lior.
Feel free to schedule an appointment to learn with or schmooze with Rabbi Fel.