Category Archives: Rabbi Lisa Edwards

“It Was My Turn to Go Next:” Kol Nidre 5778/2017 Drash by Rabbi Lisa Edwards

written on November 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

I read recently that in times of stress and uncertainty, our brains may take us back to things that helped […]

“Beyond the Pale:” 1st Day Rosh Hashanah 2017/5778 Sermon

written on September 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

In 2015 — you know, back in the good old days…when marriage equality became the law of the land…someone said […]

Rabbi Lisa Edwards Pays Tribute to the Late Edith Windsor in the Jewish Journal

written on September 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Edith Windsor, the gay rights activist at the heart of the Supreme Court’s landmark 2013 decision to nullify the Defense […]

A Life of Meaning: Embracing Reform Judaism’s Sacred Path is Now Available for Pre-Orders

written on August 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

A book Rabbi Lisa contributed to, A Life of Meaning: Embracing Reform Judaism’s Sacred Path, is now available for purchase! Rabbi […]

The Summer Our Rainbow Flag Became a Red Flag

written on July 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Lisa Edwards has published yet another piece in Jewish Journal – About the Chicago Dyke March controversy. Start reading […]

Parashat Sh’lach: Curiosity over assumptions

written on June 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

I was one of about 400 people in attendance last week at the NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change iftar at Wilshire Boulevard […]

Thoughts on Our New Musical Culture Awards

written on May 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Excerpts* from Rabbi Lisa Edwards’ remarks at the Saban Theatre at our BCC@45 celebration, the day after her own birthday: […]

Shabbat Vayikra – Drash By Rabbi Lisa Edwards, March 31, 2017

written on April 4, 2017 // 1 Comment

This week we begin a new book of Torah — Vayikra/Leviticus — not everyone’s favorite of the 5 books of […]

Sanctuary, Then and Now — Parashat Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19)

written on March 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Lisa’s commentary on torah portion Terumah in the Jewish Journal, 2017. The entirety of Parashat Terumah consists of God […]

Pray for the Welfare of our Government

written on January 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Rabbi Lisa Edwards This article first appeared in G’vanim, January/February 2017 issue. Jews have been praying for whatever country […]