Calling Ourselves to Prophecy: A Conversation with Rabbi Lisa Berney & Rabbi Jocee Hudson
Miriam and Moses introduce us to different models of leadership and prophecy. In this session Rabbis Berney and Hudson will dive into the weekly Torah portion, Beshalach, as they explore lessons in leadership, and invite each of us to consider how we are called to show up and step up – in our families, in our workplaces, and in our communities.
Jocee Hudson is a Rabbi, Spiritual Director, and Teacher. In July 2021, she joined LA Voice, a multi-racial, multi-faith community organization that awakens people to their own power, as their Clergy and Formation Lead. Rabbi Hudson attended Brandeis University. She received rabbinic ordination and a Masters in Jewish Education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the seminary where she now serves as a visiting professor in Rabbinic Practice. For 12 years prior to joining LA Voice, Jocee was a rabbi at Temple Israel of Hollywood. Jocee and her partner Rook live in Los Feliz and are the proud parents of Sela, Max, and Solomon, ages 8, 6, and 6, who fill their lives with so much love.
Rabbi Lisa Berney is LBT’s Associate Rabbi and Director of Lifelong Learning. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Rabbi Berney received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Jewish and Near Eastern Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. Afterward, she attended the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Los Angeles, where she earned her rabbinic ordination, a Master of Arts in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education, a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters, and a graduate certificate in Jewish Nonprofit Management. In her free time, Rabbi Berney enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband, Rabbi Joshua Knobel, and spending time with her daughters Shifra and Shiloh.