Upon graduating from Brandeis University, she began her rabbinic studies with Hebrew Union College and was ordained May of 2000. She and her husband Craig made aliyah and she served as a rabbi teaming with a Conservative and an Orthodox rabbi in Hadassah’s Young Judaea Year Course.
She spent more than 20 years in the Valley of the Sun as rabbi of a small community, Congregation Merkaz Ha-Iyr in Central Phoenix, Director of Jewish Life at Pardes Jewish Day School and Director of Religious Education for Congregation Beth Israel. Additionally, Rabbi Erica was the Judaic Programming Director of Camp Charles Pearlstein in Prescott. Rabbi Erica and Craig have two children.