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Rabbi Denise Eger

Congregation Kol Ami
Participates in 4 items
Rabbi Denise L. Eger is the founding rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood’s Reform Synagogue. Rabbi Eger is the immediate past-president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. She also is past-president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, the first female rabbi to serve in the post. Recently honored by the City of Los Angeles, she was also named by the Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational GLBT Clergy Person in America. In 2010 she was named by Forward Magazine as one of the top 50 women rabbis in North America. In 2008, Forward Magazine as one of the Forward 50—the 50 most influential Jewish leaders in the United States for her work on GLBT rights. Ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, she is also an alumna of the University of Southern California. 

A noted speaker and scholar in residence, she is the author of numerous articles appearing in the LA Times, the Jewish Journal and Forward Magazine. Eger has written extensively contributing to numerous anthologies include two chapters in the book The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality. Her most recent publications include chapters in Sacred Calling, Seven Days Many Voices, Lights in the Forest all published by the CCAR Press. She posts regularly on her blog: Walking Humbly, Seeking Justice, Living with Hope at . 

Rabbi Eger is married to Rabbi Eleanor Steinman, associate rabbi and Educator of Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village, CA. Eger is the proud mom of Benjamin who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sessions in which Rabbi Denise Eger participates

Sunday 19 March, 2017

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | 2 hours
Live Stream

Welcome to the 128th Annual Convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis Welcome: Wendi Geffen Call to Order: Denise L. Eger, CCAR President First Order of Business: Election of 2017-2019 CCAR Board of Trustees   The Role of the Media in the Current Political Climate – Finding Integrity and Balance in Turbulent Times Presenter: Dana Bash, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN Dana Bash...

7:15 PM
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
8:15 PM
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM | 1 hour
Live Stream

Introduction: Denise L. Eger Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks is the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most widely respected grassroots-based civil rights organization. In 2014, he became the 18th person to serve as chief executive of the Association, whose members in the United States and worldwide are the premier advocates for civil rights in...