From Rabbi Lisa


Rabbi Lisa Bock enjoys teaching and learning about Judaism. After 25 years working in business and learning about Judaism, she closed her business and earned her Master’s in Rabbinic Studies and ordination at the Academy of Jewish Religion, California. While a real estate appraiser and business leader, she also volunteered and worked in various capacities in the Jewish community prior to becoming a rabbi, including being a URJ Certified Outreach Schindler Fellow for Conversion Mentoring and Interfaith Mentoring, and volunteering on local and national committees. She taught and mentored those new to Judaism and those returning to Judaism, as well as welcoming and integrating interfaith families into Jewish life.

Rabbi Bock has joined us as our rabbi here in beautiful Ojai. In addition, Rabbi Bock is also a Mussar leader and facilitator with the Mussar Institute, leads life cycle ceremonies, provides spiritual care to patients in hospice and their families, teaches in various settings, and joined the team of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning Instructors in 2014. She also serves on the board of the Sandra Caplan Community Beit Din in Los Angeles. Rabbi Lisa loves to walk with husband Ken and their dog Lilly. Rabbi Lisa and Ken have two grown children.


Rabbi Lisa has some sermons that she would like to share with you...

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On Antisemitism and Passover                    Emerging from the cave

You are what you eat                                    Zelophead's daughters

Truth                                                             Antidotes

Dispute for the sake of heaven                    Holocaust Remembrance Day

Right in front of us                                        Mishpatim...who is the stranger?
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Rabbi Lisa blows the shofar...
Love life, cultivate hope,,,
Rosh Hashanah 2021
What we carry...
Rosh Hashanah 2021
In Looking there is choosing
Yom Kippur 2021
Yes we have angels in the Torah
Yom Kippur 2021
Noach 5782