Rabbi Heather Miller has been demonstrating her relatable, warm, accessible, and wise spiritual leadership since 2008.
An award-winning spiritual leader and social justice advocate, Rabbi Heather Miller was named the 2018 Giant of Justice by CLUE-LA (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice), appointed Commissioner on the first-ever Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission in 2016, selected as a Jewish Federation Edah Community Leadership Fellow in 2016, and identified as a Leader to Watch by the Liberty Hill Foundation in 2013.
In 2019, Rabbi Miller released her first book, ReSOULutions: A Practical Guide for Self-Repair. Her actions and ideas have been featured in more than 15 publications including the Los Angeles Times, the Jewish Journal, The Orange County Register, Orange County Jewish Life Magazine, The New York Times, Sh’ma Journal, ReformJudaism.org, InterfaithFamily.com, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Episcopal News Service.
She has served as spiritual leader of several congregations across the United States including the world’s first LGBT-founded Jewish synagogue. She has designed dynamic and accessible learning programs for four religious schools, the largest pluralistic Jewish Day School in the United States, and the American Jewish University Graduate School of Education.
Born and raised in an interfaith family in Los Angeles, California, Rabbi Miller received her B.A. from Wellesley College (2001) and her M.A. in Hebrew Literature (2007) and Rabbinic Ordination from Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion (2008). She is a proud member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Women’s Rabbinic Network, and the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis.
RE(SOUL)UTIONS: A Practical Guide for Self-Repair invites the reader into a process of self-reflection for the sake of personal improvement and empowerment. Rabbi Heather Miller draws from thousands of years of Jewish traditional texts, infusing them with relevance and practical meaning to Jewish and non-Jewish readers today. Her writing is warm, accessible, and meaningful.
"This is a perfect way to enter the month of Elul, with an excellent
step by step, day by day guide with delectable soul food
along with daily new details to stimulate our intellect.
A new MUST for the High Holy Days, and/or year round.
Will join the ranks of seasonal Jewish classics!"
"This text is clearly written, beautifully arranged,
and thoughtfully presented in a way that allows
the reader - at any level of knowledge or experience -
to connect with their inner soul, and with
their personal mission to improve their life.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“The way that she talks to people, the way that she sees every person as inherently valuable, I think that speaks to her religious faith in a way that quoting Scripture can’t.”