Rabbi/Dr Elisheva Irma Diaz, is a born and raised Angelino. She is an International Author, Public Speaker and lecturer and is well known for her spiritual gifts and communication skills.
In addition to her far reaching interfaith universal ministry, she has a progressive chavurah that meets frequently to study, pray and worship through a Jewish lens. She also is in charge of the Bereavement Department for Emanate Health Hospice and home care, (previously Citrus Valley Hospice and Home Health) which is affiliated with Emanate Health; Queen of the Valley Hospital, Inter-Community Hospital and Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in San Gabriel Valley, California.
As a Sephardic (Hispanic) Jew she has a passion for the awakening that is taking place in the Anusim as they find their way back to their Jewish heritage. She is a leader in Los Angeles and serves as Vice President and co-founder of The Coalition for Sephardic Hispanic Ladino legacy. (http://www.coalitionforladinolegacy.org/)
She holds a Master’s in theology and Doctorate of Divinity from Covenant Life Theological Seminary in Gainesville, Georgia. She furthered her education with her focal point on Rabbinic studies where she graduated in 2013 from Gratz College (a private, coeducational Jewish college in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania). Rabbi Elisheva simultaneously attended the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute (JSLI). In addition to her ordination as a minister in 1986, she was also ordained a Rabbi in 2012. She is the founder and President of Ayekah Jewish Foundation based in Los Angeles.
She is an Author whose recent books are;
- The Impossible Possibility The power of the divine Soul) Archway Publishing from Simon & Schuster (2019) (A book for the grieving to be released Fall, 2019)
- Coexisting in a Religious World of Divide –WestBow Press ,a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, (To be released Fall, 2019)
- Wrestling for my Jewish Identity, Friesen Press, (released December, 2017) (her story)
Rabbi Elisheva was recently Honored and acknowledged (partial list)
§ Awarded by Faculty at Gratz; the L. Bernard Rabinowitz Memorial Award for unique leadership commitment and service to Jewish Institutions both religious and secular. May 2013
§ Certificate of Recognition for work in preserving (Hebrew Castilian language) of Ladino , State of California Senate, Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, 2013
§ Commendation from Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti for work in Jewish Education. 2013
§ Honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for Building Community. 1986 and again in 2013
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