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Sandra Lawson

Rabbi, Sociologist, Musician, Activist

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Sandra Lawson Biography

Sandra Lawson is a rabbi who serves as Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life at Elon University. She became the first openly gay, female, black rabbi in the world in 2018. She is a veteran, vegan, sociologist, personal trainer, food activist, weightlifter, writer and musician.

As a college student, Lawson came out as a lesbian and enlisted in the U.S. Army. In the army she served in military law enforcement working on child abuse and domestic violence cases.

Lawson went on to serve as an investigative researcher for the Anti-Defamation League and later began rabbinical school at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She was the first African-American, and the first openly gay African-American accepted into the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, which occurred in 2011. She was ordained as a rabbi in 2018 and was hired by Elon University that year.

Lawson has been noted for her efforts to teach Judaism in unique locations. As a rabbinical student, Lawson ran a Friday night service at Arnold’s Way, a vegan cafe and health store near Philadelphia. She also has been noted for her efforts to teach by using social media and live video feeds. Lawson has been described as "Snapchat’s Top Rabbi".

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Sandra Lawson Biography

Sandra Lawson is a rabbi who serves as Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life at Elon University. She became the first openly gay, female, black rabbi in the world in 2018. She is a veteran, vegan, sociologist, personal trainer, food activist, weightlifter, writer and musician.

As a college student, Lawson came out as a lesbian and enlisted in the U.S. Army. In the army she served in military law enforcement working on child abuse and domestic violence cases.

Lawson went on to serve as an investigative researcher for the Anti-Defamation League and later began rabbinical school at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She was the first African-American, and the first openly gay African-American accepted into the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, which occurred in 2011. She was ordained as a rabbi in 2018 and was hired by Elon University that year.

Lawson has been noted for her efforts to teach Judaism in unique locations. As a rabbinical student, Lawson ran a Friday night service at Arnold’s Way, a vegan cafe and health store near Philadelphia. She also has been noted for her efforts to teach by using social media and live video feeds. Lawson has been described as "Snapchat’s Top Rabbi".

Sandra Lawson Videos

  • Barefoot Bluegrass and Blues on the Porch: Angel Band
    Tonight I bring the #EmmylouHarris inspired version of #AngelBand. This is an amazing song and I sound nothing like Emmylou Harris or...
  • Reflections on Authentic Identities | Rabbi Sandra Lawson
    Elon's Rabbi Sandra Lawson talks about the impact of recent violent acts of hatred and bigotry, shares her personal faith journey, and expresses hope...

FAQs on booking Sandra Lawson

  • How to book Sandra Lawson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sandra Lawson for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Sandra Lawson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sandra Lawson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sandra Lawson?

    Booking fees for Sandra Lawson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sandra Lawson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sandra Lawson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sandra Lawson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sandra Lawson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sandra Lawson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sandra Lawson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sandra Lawson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sandra Lawson for your event is available upon request. Sandra Lawson generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael W. Twitty, Ryan Murphy, Alan Arkin, David Geffen and Nikki Reed. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sandra Lawson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Sandra Lawson Speaker Videos

  • Barefoot Bluegrass and Blues on the Porch: Angel Band
    Tonight I bring the #EmmylouHarris inspired version of #AngelBand. This is an amazing song and I sound nothing like Emmylou Harris or #thestanleybrothers. I also added some words for the second verse...
    Reflections on Authentic Identities | Rabbi Sandra Lawson
    Elon's Rabbi Sandra Lawson talks about the impact of recent violent acts of hatred and bigotry, shares her personal faith journey, and expresses hope for /olam chesed yibaneh/, "building a world of...

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