Category Archives: Rabbi Lisa Edwards

“Build my house of love:” Kol Nidre 2018/5779

written on November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Lisa Edwards When my brother and I were kids in suburban Chicago, we had a playground in the backyard […]

Post Pittsburgh, Pre-midterm Elections: Parashat Chaye Sarah (November 2, 2018)

written on November 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

I found out about the killing at the Pittsburgh synagogue last Shabbat shortly after it hit the news. A Christian […]

Knower of Secrets/Lover of Diversity

written on October 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Lisa Edwards, BCC Shabbat Vayera  5779 October 26, 2018 [note: offered the night before the killings at Tree of […]

“The Homeless and the House of New Life”

written on October 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Lisa Edwards Yom Kippur AM drash 2018 5779 “Welcome to the neighborhood,” Tracy said to the family she encountered […]

Rosh Hashanah 5779: Morning Drash

written on September 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

The song writer Hugh Prestwood1 wrote a song in the late 1970s that Judy Collins recorded. Entitled Dorothy, it is […]

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5779 Drash by Rabbi Lisa Edwards – September 10, 2018

written on September 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

“A statement which will appear in newspapers soon…has been signed by over 100 rabbis, temple presidents, and Jewish civic and […]

“He for they, you for I, we without me, all for one and one for all:” Shabbat Ki Tetze 5778 – August 24, 2018

written on August 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

Some people think i’m a grammar nerd just because i have advanced degrees in English.  In fact, i’m not even […]

Remarks by Rabbi Lisa Edwards at the Tisha b’Av Action for Family Reunification

written on July 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sunday July 22, 2018 Intersection of Pico & Robertson, LA My name is Lisa Edwards and I am the rabbi […]

“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 […]