Lesley Pearl is the Rabbinic Associate at UD Hillel and a student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia.


Lesley holds a B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University. She worked as a newspaper reporter, an ESL instructor, massage therapist and weight-­loss coach before “answering the call” of the rabbinate at age fifty.

Originally from suburban Detroit, Lesley has called San Francisco, Seattle, Spain and Chicago home.

Lesley is a mad thrifter, an excellent parallel parker and always eager to add a stamp to her passport. She finds joy in connecting with her body on the bike, in
the dance studio and on the trails. She blogs at www.awanderingjewess.com.

Lesley Pearl



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