Amy Hirshberg Lederman is an award-winning author and columnist, expert Jewish educator, international public speaker and attorney. She is known for the energy, life and humor she brings into any learning environment and is able to captivate her audiences with her passion, wisdom and wit.
Amy’s nationally-syndicated columns are about Jewish family, culture and life, and at the heart of all of her writings is an abiding respect for our common humanity. In addition to Amy’s books, Amy has published stories in Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul, Chicken Soup for Every Mom’s Soul, Jewish Stories from Heaven and Earth and Not What I Expected: The Road from Womanhood to Motherhood.
Amy speaks on a broad range of topics and teaches courses on Jewish law and ethics, literature and spirituality.
“Amy wows audiences with her wit and wisdom. She brings life to learning by making our humanity the common denominator.”
Stuart Mellan, President and CEO, Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona
“We brought Amy to Metrowest as our weekend scholar-in-residence for our Women’s Shabbaton. Amy’s special gift is the way that she can connect with everyone in the room, no matter what their age or background. She teaches Jewish ideas, values and spirituality in a way that is accessible to everyone. She is bright, witty and extremely personable. Any community that brings Amy in to speak will be fortunate to have her.”
Debra Kleinberg, Campaign Associate, Women’s Department, UJC MetroWest
“Amy Hirshberg Lederman was a featured speaker at our congregation on several occasions and each event was an overwhelming success. Her scholarship, spirituality and personal charisma, when combined with her humor and keen intellect, guarantee an exceptional learning experience for any group, board retreat or Shabbaton.”
Bonnie Graff, Program Director, Temple Beth Israel, San Diego, California