Dr. Erica Brown is a writer and educator who works as the scholar-in-residence for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and consults for the Jewish Agency and other Jewish non-profits.
Erica is the author of the books Inspired Jewish Leadership, a National Jewish Book Award finalist, and Spiritual Boredom. She also co-authored The Case for Jewish Peoplehood (all through Jewish Lights). Her forthcoming book is Confronting Scandal.
Previously a Jerusalem Fellow, Erica 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 and lectures widely on subjects of Jewish interest and leadership.
She writes a weekly internet essay called “Weekly Jewish Wisdom” that appears on the Newsweek/Washington Post’s “On Faith” website.