About 2018-02-06T17:44:29+00:00

About.

Twice-named by Newsweek Magazine as one of the ten most influential rabbis in America, Steve Leder is the Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, serving over 2,400 families at three campuses. He is the author of such critically acclaimed books as, The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things, an Amazon #1 Best Seller, and More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life Without Losing Your Soul. Described as “a gift” by Forbes, Rabbi Leder’s newest book More Beautiful Than Before; How Suffering Transforms Us, became the #6 Best Seller on Amazon in its first week and has received critical acclaim and remarkable media attention. Leder has been a guest on CBS This Morning, ABC, NPR, PBS, and FOX as well as two appearances on ABC’s Politically Incorrect, NPR, The CBS Early Show, Dennis Miller, The Tavis Smiley Show, Cavuto and Friends, Scarborough Country, Fox Family and Friends and ABC Overnight.

Rick Warren, # 1 New York Times Best Selling Author of The Purpose Driven Life describes Leder’s new book as, “A treasure box of time-tested wisdom; It is clear, compassionate, and compelling.”

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Wendy Wasserstein said, “Rabbi Leder is a modern wise man; learned, kind, funny and non-judgmental; he finds the true fabric of our spiritual lives.” Rabbi Leder has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Beliefnet, TIME Magazine, Town and Country and his commentaries in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal were read weekly by over 50,000 people.

The winner of numerous awards, and the subject of the feature film “Restoring Your Tomorrow,” Steve is the recipient of the Kovler Award for his work in interdenominational and cross-cultural dialogue and a contributor to Charles Barkley’s book, Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man?  In it, Rabbi Leder discussed the connections between economics, religion and racism.  He is a fellow in the British American Project and was speaker at the prestigious Aspen Ideas Festival, a global gathering of thought leaders from many disciplines who share ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times. Rabbi Leder is a graduate of Northwestern University; studied at Trinity College Oxford; and was ordained at Hebrew Union College.  He lives with his family in Los Angeles.

They say every preacher has one sermon, one truth that he delivers 100 different ways. Mine is to inspire in us all a life worthy of our suffering: a life gentler, wiser and more beautiful than before.

Get the lastest from @Steve_Leder on Twitter


On Saturday, May 18, at 4:00 PM ET, I am participating in an online summit hosted by Hay House. I will be discussing the journey of suffering with Dr. Robert Holden PhD. Our conversation will be available at this link https://t.co/JQ620w3sSz

7 words you should never say to a person who’s suffering... https://t.co/5z3YrCoufD https://t.co/M0hc1WnCet Steve_Leder photo

My latest article was published by foxnews. It’s for Mother’s Day, but really it’s for every day... (the link is in my bio). Mom, it's hard for a rabbi to have any pretty… https://t.co/ZFeJ786dB3

Mom, it's hard for a rabbi to have any pretty illusions about life. Which is all the more reason why I am writing you this letter...

https://t.co/4394Mmi3tp https://t.co/YqvZM2IErg

Mom, it's hard for a rabbi to have any pretty illusions about life. Which is all the more reason why I am writing you this letter...

Dear Mom,

At six per day, for two and a half years… https://t.co/9xUgkaglVV

Mom, it's hard for a rabbi to have any pretty illusions about life. Which is all the more reason why I am writing you this letter... https://t.co/4394Mmi3tp https://t.co/YpJWnL0D3P Steve_Leder photo