What people call you: Laurie, Rabbi Laurie, Rabbi Green, whatever you prefer!

Congregation: Congregation Bet Mishpachah

Location: 16th & Q Streets NW

Denomination: Independent

Ordained from: Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

What do you love most about your work? Reinventing Jewish life for the 21st Century!  Judaism is undergoing profound changes.  I don’t bemoan the statistics that so many others view as prophesying doom.  I welcome the new opportunities and new challenges.  I am passionate about social justice, spiritual practice, building community, and radical inclusion.

How is Judaism valuable in your life? I became a rabbi to share the most meaningful moments in people’s lives.  From simchas (joyful occasions) to sadness, I love to build meaningful relationships, one-on-one and in the community.  I offer spiritual direction, pastoral care, meaningful learning, and personalized life cycle events.

Programs/Services you run/offerWeddings and other Lifecycle Events, Group Learning, LGBTQIA Counseling, One on one Learning Opportunities, Conversions, Shabbat Services, Holiday Services, Couples Classes, Young Family opportunities, Adult B’nai Mitzvah, Counseling