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Rabbi Dr. Laurie Coskey

Rabbi Dr. Laurie Coskey

San Diego, CA
Rabbi Dr. Laurie Coskey

Rabbi Dr. Laurie Coskey is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice. The ICWJ represents clergy, churches, mosques, synagogues, faith and justice organizations, and people of faith around San Diego who, called by their respective religious traditions, work for justice and stand up for the poor and marginalized. In partnership with low-wage workers, ICWJ brings visibility to the struggle of hard working individuals and working families trying to make ends meet in San Diego County through campaigns in the workplace, with policy makers, and around critical issues such as living wage policies, immigration and affordable housing. Rabbi Laurie also led the reflection for IWJ national's action at 2011 National Conference in Chicago.

Rabbi Dr. Laurie Coskey’s almost 30 year career as a rabbi has been marked by a commitment to issues of social justice. Since 2001, Rabbi Laurie has served as the Executive Director of the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice lifting up the issues of working families through activism and advocacy.  As one of only four San Diegans, Rabbi Laurie gave a Tedx San Diego talk in November 2014 titled “Holy Chutzpah and Foot Washing”. She is the Vice-Chair of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation Board of Directors and Rabbi in Residence at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. Rabbi Laurie completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University, was ordained at Hebrew Union College, and earned her doctorate in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego.