Rabbi Michael Harvey

Rabbi Michael E. Harvey is the Rabbi of Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas. Ordained by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 2015, Rabbi Harvey earned a Master’s degree in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston University. Throughout his tenure at HUC-JIR, Rabbi Harvey served congregations, small and large, in Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas.

Additionally, Rabbi Harvey is a certified Prepare & Enrich marital and pre-marital counselor and served as a chaplain at both Norton Hospital and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rabbi Harvey is committed to interfaith education and social justice, locally and nationally. His dedication to both these areas can be seen in the work he has done with The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, the American Jewish World Service, The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, and The Chautauqua Institution.

Rabbi Harvey currently sits as a board member locally for the United Way of the Virgin Islands, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands, Advisory Board of the UVI Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism, and Downtown Revitalization Faith Group.  He also serves on the Development Committee for the Family Resource Center.  Rabbi Harvey is  the founder and president of the newly formed Interfaith Council of the Caribbean, and proudly serves as a member of The Rotary Club of St. Thomas Sunrise, as part of Rotary International.

Additionally, he is a member of the rabbinic advisory council for the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, “The B’nai Ya’akov Council.”

You can read the Rabbi’s sermons, articles, and newsletter writings here.

Rabbi Harvey lives happily in St. Thomas with his wife, Barrie, and his son, Asher.