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The Leadership Lectures: Erica Brown, Ph.D.

The Leadership Lectures feature world-class, accomplished and influential leaders with expertise ranging from business and philanthropy to public service and academic research. Through the Lectures we hope to allow our community to have access to the expertise, advice and best practices of some the world’s foremost leadership minds and so the lectures are free and open to the public.


  • About the lecture

    Nurturing Women’s Leadership: An Intimate View from the Hebrew Bible.

    Erica Brown, Ph.D. is the Scholar-in-Residence for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, where she directs the Jewish Leadership Institute. She consults for the Jewish Agency of Israel and other Jewish non-profits organizations. Dr. Brown is a faculty member of the Wexner Foundation, a Jerusalem Fellow, Avi Chai Foundation Fellow, winner of the Ted Farber Professional Excellence Award, is the recipient of the 2009 Covenant Award for her work in education and the 2012 Bernie Reisman Award (Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program, Brandeis University). Dr.Brown has degrees from Yeshiva University, University of London, Harvard University and Baltimore Hebrew University. She lectures and writes widely on subjects of Jewish interest and leadership, and writes an internet essay titled “Weekly Jewish Wisdom,” which appeared on the Newsweek/Washington Post’s “On Faith” website. She lives with her husband and four children in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    Co-sponsored by the Program in the Study of Spirituality, Jewish Studies Initiatives and Women’s Studies Program, FIU College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Date

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014


  • Erica Brown, Ph.D.

    Erica Brown

    Dr. Erica Brown is the author of eight books, including Happier Endings: A Meditation on Life and Death (Simon and Schuster) and the forthcoming Leadership in the Wilderness (Ou/Koren). Her previous books include National Jewish Book Award finalist Inspired Jewish Leadership, Spiritual Boredom and Confronting Scandal (all through Jewish Lights Publishing), and is co-author of Three Weeks (OU Press/Koren Press) and Return: Daily Inspiration for the Days of Awe (OU Press/Koren). She writes regular columns for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and New York Jewish Week, and blogs for Psychology Today. To subscribe to “Weekly Jewish Wisdom” or view many of her articles and workshop titles, see her website

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