Leora's love of experiential Judaism comes from the generations before her who wove the wisdom of Judaism into their professional and day-to-day lives. This legacy paved a path to follow. Leora's experience includes education, programming, and filmmaking, everything from Sesame Workshop to congregational work. As a rabbi she encourages people to approach their spiritual lives in sophisticated ways, and to find the best way to tell their own story.
As the URJ Director of Partnerships and Collaboration, Leora is responsible for creative advancement of the core priorities: Tikkun Olam, Strengthening Congregations, Audacious Hospitality, Youth, and Israel for the Reform Movement. Her role focuses on both internal affiliates and partners within the Reform Movement, and sustaining and creating new relationships with external organizations. Leora graduated from the University of Wisconsin and received ordination from HUC-JIR in New York, 2002.
She and her husband Doug Gordon, live in Brooklyn with their children, Galit and Zeb.