Rabbi Eric Weiss
Rabbi Eric Weiss is CEO/President of Bay Area Jewish Healing Center. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is a co-founder of “Grief and Growing™: A Healing Weekend for Individuals and Families in Mourning" and "Kol Haneshama: A Jewish End of Life/Hospice Volunteer Program". He attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where he received a B.A. in Biology and Judaic Studies with honors. He lived in San Francisco and worked in law offices before he entered rabbinic school at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He holds a Masters degree in Hebrew Letters and was ordained in 1989.
In addition to his rabbinic seminary work, he is formally trained in Jewish education, clinical pastoral care, and spiritual direction. He is a spiritual direction supervisor. His writing has appeared in many publications. He has served on several boards, among them the national board of the Central Conference of American rabbis (CCAR), the Reform movement’s national rabbinic body. Rabbi Weiss has taught extensively throughout the Bay Area, and has been featured in local and national media. He is the host of a local TV show called Mosaic which features inter-faith issues, and the editor of Mishkan R'fuah: Where Healing Resides (CCAR Press, 2013) and Mishkan Aveilut: Where Grief Resides (CCAR Press, 2019). He lives with his husband, Dan, in San Francisco.
CCAR Press works include:
|Mishkan R'fuah: Where Healing Resides||The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate||Mishkan Aveilut: Where Grief Resides|