Rabbi Lisa S. Greene has served North Shore Congregation, Glencoe, IL since 1999. Prior to that, she served Temple Jeremiah for four years. Rabbi Greene is proud that her work creates small communities amidst the larger congregation as she teaches, creates experiential learning with lay partners, marks sacred time in innovative ways, and empowers people to learn and lead.
Rabbi Greene was ordained by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 1995 and earned her BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. She is a long-time faculty member of the Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) where she is happiest talking with teens in canoes on a river. A former securities analyst at Lazard Freres, she brings her finance background to the CCAR as Budget & Finance Committee Chair and was a member of the Reform Pension Board. Rabbi Greene was a Clal Rabbis Without Borders fellow.
Rabbi Greene has written for the Huffington Post, Wisdom Daily, Reform Judaism Blog, My Jewish Learning and her own personal blog, Intersections (ordinaryandsacred.com), which reflects on the intersection of sacred and ordinary in daily life. She recently gave an ELI talk, “Getting Ritual: Making Meaningful Jewish Moments” which speaks to her journey to create new Jewish ritual for divorce and steps others can take to make their own new ritual to mark sacred times.
Lisa is a proud second-generation and the proud mother of Noa, David, and Talia Polish, all of whom greet the world with curiosity, compassion, and creativity.