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About Dr. Erica Brown

Dr. Erica Brown is a writer and educator and serves as the Scholar-in-Residence for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and consults for the Jewish Agency and other Jewish non-profits. She was formerly the director of the Jewish Leadership Institute.

Erica is the author of the books, Inspired Jewish Leadership, a National Jewish Book Award finalist, Spiritual Boredom, Confronting Scandal and co-author of The Case for Jewish Peoplehood (all through Jewish Lights). Her latest book is In the Narrow Places: Daily Inspiration for the Three Weeks (OU Press/Koren). She was a Jerusalem Fellow, is a faculty member of the Wexner Foundation, an Avi Chai Fellow, winner of the Ted Farber Professional Excellence Award, and the recipient of the 2009 Covenant Award for her work in education.

Erica has degrees from Yeshiva University, University of London, Harvard University and Baltimore Hebrew University. She has served as an adjunct professor at American University and George Washington University. Erica lectures and writes widely on subjects of Jewish interest and leadership and writes an internet essay called “Weekly Jewish Wisdom” that used to appear on the Newsweek/Washington Post’s “On Faith” website. She resides with her husband and four children in Silver Spring, Maryland. Many of her articles, workshop titles and classes appear on her website:

Read Dr. Brown's latest Weekly Jewish Wisdom post:

  Weekly Jewish Wisdom
by Dr. Erica Brown
A Little Perspective
(January 2, 2014)