Rabbi Sari Laufer

Rabbi Sari Laufer is the director of congregational engagement 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

Shabbat 126

Building trust.

Shabbat 124

Moving it.

Shabbat 123

If I had a hammer.

Shabbat 106

Entrapment.

Shabbat 105

Tearing up on Shabbat.

The Oft-Misquoted Catchphrase of the Exodus

'Let My People Go' is only half the equation.

This Rosh Hashanah, Try Picking Up the Phone

Mass emails and social posts asking for forgiveness from ‘anyone I hurt’ bypass the hard work of repentance.

When It’s OK To Say Nothing

At shiva, the mourner gets to decide whether or not to initiate conversation.