Erica Brown

Dr. Erica Brown is the Director for Adult Education at The Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning and consults for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. She is an author-winning author and the recipient of the 2009 Covenant Award. Erica has served as an adjunct professor at American University and George Washington University. She lectures on subjects of Jewish interest and leadership.

Articles by Erica Brown

Learning to Mourn

On Monday, Dr. Erica Brown asked, “What are the Three Weeks, anyway?” She will be blogging all week for MyJewishLearning ...

What Are the Three Weeks, Anyway?

Dr. Erica Brown is the author of In the Narrow Places, a daily meditation for each day of the Three Weeks. ...

Celebrating Osama’s Death

“My creatures are drowning in the sea, and you want to sing?” – Babylonian Talmud Megillah 10b It took less ...


If anyone makes his friend’s face turn white in public, it is as if he spilled blood.-Babylonian Talmud (Bava Metzia ...

Sanctuary Eyes

Why do synagogue sanctuaries have windows?

Leo Baeck: Something Eternal

How to understand Leo Baeck's philosophy on God today.

Loving the Stranger

Passover (Pesach) teaches Jews to welcome strangers into their homes.

In God’s Image: B’tselem Elohim

Jewish texts teach that all humans are created in the image of God.

Letting Go of Greed

Our notion of greed evolves throughout our lives.

Leadership and Trust

Some leaders make promises, but do they follow through?