Rabbi Darah Lerner has served Congregation Beth El in Bangor, Maine, for over 15 years. She shares her love for Judaism and a commitment to Tikkun Olam/the repair of our world while she works to create a sacred community.
Rabbi Lerner grew up in Southern California. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at U.C. Berkeley and her Master’s Degree in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Prior to entering the rabbinate, Rabbi Lerner worked in small business management including video stores in the San Francisco Bay Area and a technology transfer company in Albuquerque NM. Rabbi Lerner’s love of movies, interest in the environment, and commitment to intra-Jewish community cooperation, is still evident in her sermons and throughout her work in the Bangor and Downeast Maine Jewish Community.
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