Erica Brown (born September 7, 1966) is an American Jewish writer and educator who lectures widely on subjects of Jewish interest and is scholar-in-residence for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and a consultant to other Jewish organizations. Her "Weekly Jewish Wisdom" column has appeared regularly in The Washington Post.
Brown attended the Frisch School in New Jersey. She graduated Stern College of Yeshiva University and has master's degrees from Harvard and University of London. She received her doctorate in Jewish history from Baltimore Hebrew College. Brown was a Jerusalem Fellow.
She is an Avi Chai fellow, served as an adjunct professor at American University and George Washington University and is faculty member of the Wexner Foundation. Brown lives in Maryland with her husband and four children.
- Inspired Jewish Leadership: Practical Approaches to Building Strong Communities, Jewish Light Publishing, trans. by Jang-Heum Ok. Seoul, Korea: Dong Yeon Press, 2016
- Leadership in the Wilderness: Authority & Anarchy in the Book of Numbers, Maggid Books, a Division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem, 2013
- In the Narrow Places: Daily Inspiration for the Three Weeks, Maggid Books, a Division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem, 2011
- Confronting Scandal: How Jews Can Respond When Jews Do Bad Things, Jewish Lights Publishing, 2010
- Spiritual Boredom: Rediscovering the Wonder of Judaism, Jewish Lights Publishing, 2009
- The Case for Jewish Peoplehood: Can We Be One?, by Erica Brown, Misha Galperin, and Joseph Telushkin, 2009
- Inspired Jewish Leadership: Practical Approaches to Building Strong Communities, Jewish Lights Publishing, 2008
- David Brooks (December 20, 2010). "The Arduous Community". The New York Times. Retrieved October 25, 2011.