Leah Ongiri

Leah Ongiri

Leah Ongiri (previously Hart-Landsberg) is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist. As a UU minister, she has served congregations in California, New Jersey, Florida, Wisconsin, and Colorado. She is a past president of Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness, co-author of the Skinner House book Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism, and a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry.

From Leah Ongiri

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May we know ourselves as vessels of infinite possibility

Opening | By Leah Ongiri | March 10, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Growth, Living Our Faith, Purpose, Spirituality, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship

We could have assimilated but instead / we rededicate

Affirmation | By Leah Ongiri | March 1, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Hanukkah, Identity, Judaism, Strength, Tradition, WorshipWeb, Worship

We are held by the great Book of Life, in which it is written that we will inevitably face deprivation and discomfort. Each among us must contemplate our own place in it all.

Opening | By Leah Ongiri | September 15, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Judaism, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, WorshipWeb, Worship

In a time of physical distancing, how might we respond to deaths that cannot yet be marked by gathering in person? You may want to create Grief Kits that can be delivered to the backdoors or porches of congregants.

By Leah Ongiri | March 30, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Pastoral Care, Rites of Passage

Today—and on all other days—may we give thanks for the fathers, papas, pop-pops, dads and daddies who represent for us the steadfast presence that holds us in love and launches us into the world, whether we encounter it when we are small or already grown. May we be mindful of those for whom this...

Prayer | By Leah Ongiri | May 23, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Children, Family, Father's Day, Fathers, Generations, Healing, Humanism, Parents, Secular

On Mother’s Day, let us mark how beautiful and complex it can be to mother and be mothered: To those who have mothered, we thank you. To those who rejoice in the work, the role, the presence of mothering and mothers, we celebrate with you....

Affirmation | By Leah Ongiri | March 14, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Children, Direct Experience, Family, Identity, Mother's Day, Mothers, Secular, Women

Twenty essays explore the blessings and challenges of Jewish Unitarian Universalist identity and community.

Book | By Leah Ongiri, Marti Keller | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Culture, Identity, Judaism, Unitarian Universalism

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