Rabbi Lisa Edwards

Rabbi Lisa Edwards, PhD (she/her) is Rabbi Emerita of Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC) in Los Angeles, a community celebrating 51 years as the original affirming, nurturing, and brave Jewish space for LGBTQIA+ people, our friends, and our families. In 1974, the URJ (then UAHC, and under Rabbi Schindler’s leadership) voted in BCC as a full member, the first mainstream religious organization to welcome a lesbian and gay congregation.