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

When It’s OK To Say Nothing

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

Rebecca and Isaac’s Guide to Raising Twins (Not)

What can we learn from one of the Torah’s most dysfunctional families?

Baseless Love

How Tu B’Av, the “Jewish Valentine’s Day,” can prepare us for Yom Kippur.

Be The Wilderness

With uncertainty comes unparalleled potential for expanding our horizons.

Ghosting God

Freeing yourself from 'the busy trap'