Lisa Braver Moss

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Lisa Braver Moss is a writer specializing in family issues, health, Judaism and humor. Her essays have appeared in the Huffington Post, Tikkun, Parents, Lilith, and many other publications. She is the author of The Measure of His Grief (Notim Press, 2010), the first novel ever written about the circumcision controversy. Her Young Adult novel Shrug is slated for Fall 2019 publication by She Writes Press.


Lisa's nonfiction book credits include Celebrating Family: Our Lifelong Bonds with Parents and Siblings (Wildcat Canyon Press, 1999) and, as co-author, The Mother's Companion: A Comforting Guide to the Early Years of Motherhood (Council Oak Books, 2001). She is co-author, with Rebecca Wald, of Celebrating Brit Shalom (Notim Press, 2015), the first-ever book of ceremonies and music for Jewish families opting out of circumcision.


Lisa conceived and spearheaded the movement toward open inclusion of non-circumcising families in Jewish life. In partnership with the Sprout initiative of the Jewish Federation of the East Bay, she serves as coordinator of brit shalom families.


Born in Berkeley, California, Lisa still lives in the area with her husband. She has two grown sons.