Aaron Miller

Associate Rabbi

Rabbi Aaron Miller joined the WHC clergy team as Assistant Rabbi in July 2011. He officiates at services and life cycle events and provides pastoral care and counseling. He also leads 2239, WHC’s nationally acclaimed young professionals community, and directs 12 Jewish Questions, a WHC adult education program designed to spark a love of Judaism for Jews and non-Jews alike. Rabbi Miller spearheads WHC’s Brotherhood, including Fatherhood, its initiative for new fathers. He works closely with the Community Issues and Social Action Committee, as well as WHC’s post-B’nei Mitzvah program. Rabbi Miller also serves as a member of the Washington Board of Rabbis.

Rabbi Miller was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and earned a master's degree in educational administration at Xavier University. As a student, Rabbi Miller was recognized with the Rabbi Morris H. Youngerman Memorial Prize for the top sermon of the year, and as a lover of Jewish music, taught a semester-long course on Jewish songleading and music theory. He was also awarded the Schusterman Rabbinic Fellowship for study of the opportunities and challenges of 21st-century Jewish life. Rabbi Miller served as a rabbinic intern at Temple Israel in Dayton, Ohio, and as adjunct professor and Hillel rabbinic intern at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. He earned a bachelor's degree in Near Eastern and Judaic studies from Brandeis University, where he met his wife, Lauren. Lauren is a consultant for Bellwether Education Partners, and together, they are the happy parents of their daughter, Eliana.