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Rabbi Lydia Medwin joined the clergy team at The Temple in 2014 and currently serves as Associate Rabbi. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Lydia attended the University of Texas in Austin (hook 'em) and Hebrew University for undergraduate studies, earning degrees in Middle Eastern Studies and Honors Humanities. She was ordained on the Los Angeles campus of Hebrew Union College in May of 2010.  While there, she received a Masters of Hebrew Letters and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School. Lydia has served synagogue Beth Israel in Jackson, MS, B’nai David in Visalia, CA, Or Ami in Calabasas, CA, the Hillel at UCLA, and as a teacher’s assistant at USC in Jewish history.  She later served for four years as a pulpit rabbi at Stephen S. Wise Temple in Los Angeles.

Rabbi Medwin is a certified Jewish Meditation Teacher. She is a co-author with Dr. Ron Wolfson and Rabbi Nicole Auerbach of The Relational Judaism Handbook: How to Create a Relational Engagement Campaign to Build and Deepen Relationships in Your Community (Kripke Institute). Lydia also proudly serves as co-chair of the board for the Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration. While in rabbinic school, Lydia met her husband, Dan Medwin, and they and their three children are thrilled to be a part of The Temple community.


Wed, June 19 2024 13 Sivan 5784