Elizabeth Lerner Maclay

Liz Lerner

The Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay is minister of First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island. Raised Unitarian Universalist in Newton, Massachusetts, she earned an M.Div. and a Th.M. from Harvard Divinity School, where she studied ancient Greek religion, Hellenistic Judaism, and early Christianity. She has served Unitarian Universalist congregations in Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York. She served two terms as president of Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness and is a contributor to Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism (Skinner House, 2014).

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By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay

  • The discipline of forgiveness
    Elizabeth Lerner Maclay

    It’s gotten so that if I call a loved one during that period of ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, they’ll just ask, ‘Is this the phone call?’

  • The last aria
    Elizabeth Lerner Maclay
    There is a cricket playing the violin in my bathroom.
  • The Magdalene code
    Elizabeth Lerner Maclay

    Deciphering the woman misrepresented by the church fathers and ‘The Da Vinci Code.’

  • What can Jewish Orthodoxy teach us?
    Elizabeth Lerner Maclay
    Engaging my ancestral Judaism enriches my Unitarian Universalism, despite Orthodox Judaism's condemnation of partial Jews like me.

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