Rabbi Sherre Z. Hirsch

To see her, you would never suspect Sherre Hirsch is a rabbi. But once you speak to her and hear her abiding passion for her chosen vocation, you know she is special. One of very few female rabbis in the country – and only the 60th woman ordained in the Conservative movement – Rabbi Hirsch is so much more. And, best of all, she’s someone you instantly connect with and would like to invite to your house for coffee.

Rabbi Hirsch served one of the largest synagogues in the United States, Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, and during her eight-year tenure was instrumental in its growth from 900 to nearly 2,000 families. She is currently Spiritual Life Consultant for Canyon Ranch, offering guidance, inspiration, education and support to guests at both Tucson and Lenox resorts.

Rabbi Hirsch has recently ventured into electronic media to engage in discussions on spirituality – including serving as a Spiritual Commentator for The Today Show, conversing on interfaith issues on Naomi Judd’s weekly New Morning show on the Hallmark Channel, and as a featured guest on Thirty Good Minutes on PBS and The Tyra Banks Show. In addition to her many articles, Rabbi Hirsch is the author of the book, We Plan, God Laughs: 10 Steps to Finding Your Divine Purpose When Life Is Not Turning Out Like You Wanted (Doubleday, 2008).

Rabbi Hirsch easily expresses her thoughts on spirituality and religion in an amicable and honest way, encouraging individual opinion and personal interpretation. Fluent in Hebrew and French, Rabbi Hirsch spends her precious free time practicing yoga, devouring fiction, seriously playing tennis, shopping for shoes and dancing in the living room with her husband and three young children.

Credentials

  • Master’s degree in Rabbinics, Ordination, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York
  • Seminary of Judaic Studies, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Master’s degree in Hebrew Letters, University of Judaism, California

Speakers Bureau Topics

WE PLAN, GOD LAUGHS: 10 STEPS TO FINDING YOUR DIVINE PATH WHEN LIFE IS NOT TURNING OUT LIKE YOU WANTED
At every stage of life we make plans, setting out for where we want to go and imagining what we will be like when we have “arrived.” But things have a way of turning out not quite as we hoped or expected. Rabbi Hirsch teaches the importance of letting go and recognizing that even the most ordinary life is extraordinary in the eyes of God. She makes no promise that life will turn out as we plan, but shows that with hope, faith and belief, we can change our lives for the better and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF BUSINESS
In a world where business is synonymous with lies and scandal, how do you practice ethical business behavior and still stay ahead?

BE HERE NOW
Finding a way to be in the moment is harder than it sounds. It takes a lot to let go of the past and stop projecting into the future. Being here now is the secret that will enable you to thrive personally and professionally.

FINDING OUR WAY OUT OF INERTIA
At times we all feel stuck. Truthfully, it’s sometimes easier to stay that way. Learn how to move forward – and find meaning, purpose and fulfillment along the way.