Rabbi Sari Laufer

Rabbi Sari Laufer is the chief engagement officer at Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles. A cum laude graduate of Northwestern University Rabbi Laufer was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles in May 2006. Prior to coming to Wise, Rabbi Laufer spent 11 years as the assistant and associate rabbi at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York City.

Articles by Rabbi Sari Laufer

Ask the Expert: Can Jews Hang Wreaths On Their Doors?

While wreaths are often associated with Christmas, their history goes back farther.

Chagigah 15

The point of no return.

Moed Katan 17

Rabbinic cancel culture.

Taanit 25

The origins of Avinu Malkeinu.

Rosh Hashanah 24

Rabban Gamliel’s moon chart.

Yoma 69

God who hates lies.

Yoma 54

Mysterium tremendum et fascinans.