Lauren Werber '93 Selected as a 2019 Difference Maker by the Cleveland Jewish News
Temple B’nai Abraham Rabbi Lauren Werber, a 1993 graduate of Laurel School, was recently selected as a 2019 Difference Maker by the Cleveland Jewish News.
. She has long advocated for issues that she deems important, both locally and nationally. According to a write up in the Jewish News, Lauren noted she has lobbied for gun violence awareness, common sense gun laws and local criminal justice reform.
She has also spoken on topics such as reproductive rights and appeared on local television to discuss safe and legal access to abortion, the #MeToo movement, as well as immigration reform.
“I try to be involved with poverty and homelessness issues as much as I can, as well, locally,” she said.
Explaining her parents did volunteer work throughout her youth, Lauren said, they were “always very open about how they felt about issues and (made) us very aware that we were among the fortunate ones and that meant that we had an obligation to other people.”
Lauren’s work as a rabbi allows her to explore social justice work while also being intimately involved in people’s lives, teach and be part of a community. She stated, “It was a whole lot of things in one job that really appealed to me. It didn’t seem as great to do one of those things when you can do it all in one job.”
Click here to read the full write up about Lauren in the Cleveland Jewish News.