Amy Hirshberg Lederman is an award-winning author, nationally-syndicated columnist,  Jewish educator, international public speaker and attorney. She practiced law for 14 years before pursuing her passion of Jewish education. She served as the Assistant North American Director of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School and the Director of the Department of Jewish Education and Identity for the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. She works as a Legacy Consultant for the Southern Arizona Jewish Community Foundation and speaks about Jewish family life, spirituality, law and leadership.

Amy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, her Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona and her Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from the Spertus College of Jewish Studies. In 1997-98, Amy moved with her family to Israel where she was part of an international group of Jewish educators who studied at Hebrew University.

Amy Hirshberg Lederman

Amy enjoys writing on her patio in Tucson, Arizona

Amy’s presentations range from Jewish Federation, synagogue and Scholar-in-residence retreats to author book groups and seminars for Hadassah and the Anti-Defamation League. She has a nationally syndicated column featured in more than a dozen Jewish newspapers, has published stories in  many of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jewish Stories from Heaven and Earth and Not What I Expected:The Unpredictable Road from Womanhood to Motherhood. Her reputation as the Ethics Maven earned her a featured spot on “Too Jewish,” a Jewish radio show aired weekly in the Southwest.

Amy’s first book, To Life! Jewish Reflections on Everyday Living was published by Aliyah Publishing in 2005. Her second book, One God, Many Paths: Finding Meaning and Inspiration in Jewish Teachings won the 2009 Arizona Book Publishing Association Glyph Award for best book in the Religion/Spirituality category.

Amy and her husband Ray have two adult children, Josh and Lauren, and live in Tucson, AZ.

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