Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch

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Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch is the CEO of Women of Reform Judaism, a role she has held since July 2023.

Previously, Hirsch was the rabbi of Temple Anshe Amunim in Pittsfield, MA. She was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. In recognition of her academic and leadership achievements, she was honored as a Wexner Graduate Fellow, a Tisch Fellow, and a WRJ Scholar during her rabbinic studies. She completed her undergraduate education at Brown University with a degree in Environmental Studies.

She was the founding co-chair of RAC Massachusetts, a statewide synagogue-based community organizing project of Reform Judaism, and she serves on the National Council of Jewish Women’s Rabbis for Repro Rabbinic Advisory Council. She was a key faith leader in the 2020 campaign to pass the ROE Act, safeguarding reproductive rights and abortion access in Massachusetts.

Hirsch writes frequently on social justice, spiritual practice, and trends in Jewish life, with recent chapters included in The Social Justice Torah Commentary (CCAR Press, 2021) and Prophetic Voices: Renewing and Reimagining Haftarah (CCAR Press, 2023). Her writing can be found at lizpghirsch.com.

Rabbi Hirsch lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband, Rabbi Neil P.G. Hirsch, and their two children.

What If We Said Yes?

Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch

What If We Said Yes?

 

The above excerpt is from WRJ CEO Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch's d'var torah from Friday evening of Fried Women's Conference in New Orleans, LA. Please find a full transcript of her excerpted remarks below.

For our final what if, I want to tell you a story.

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At the White House, A Call To Not Be Silent

Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch
This Monday, I was honored to be invited to represent Women of Reform Judaism and our Reform Movement at the White House. I attended a convening on conflict-related sexual violence to mark the annual International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

A Mother's Day Call to Action

Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch

I am a mom. It is one piece of my identity (see also: spouse, daughter, rabbi, Reform Jew) and it is an important part of who I am, today and every day. Creating a better world for our kids is what drives me each day. 

Today, I am thinking about the moms who

WRJ's Legacy of Championing Equitable Pay for All

Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch
March 12 marks Equal Pay Day, which is intended to draw attention to the ongoing disparity in earnings between men and women. March 12 marks how long it takes a woman, on average, to earn the same amount as their male counterparts did the previous year.