October 21, 2021
1:30pm ET/ 10:30am PT
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg,NCJW, Scholar-in-Residence
What does it mean to be a Jewish feminist and work for justice through this lens? How do our feminist values and Jewish values intersect to shape NCJW’s work? On the twentieth anniversary of her seminal book, Yentl’s Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism, join NCJW’s Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg to discuss how things have changed in the past twenty years and discover the vast diversity of Jewish feminisms. We’ll explore what it means to be a Jewish feminist organization and Jewish feminist activists in 2021 and beyond.
This event is open to the public.
Featured Speaker: Rabbi Danya Ruttenbger
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg serves NCJW’s Scholar in Residence. She has been named by Newsweek as one of ten “rabbis to watch,” by the Center for American Progress as one of 21 “faith leaders to watch” and by the Forward as one of the top 50 most influential women rabbis.
She is the author of seven books, including the National Jewish Book Award-finalist Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting; the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature-finalist Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion; The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism; and Yentl’s Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism. Her newest book, on applying an ancient framework of repentance and repair to the contemporary public square, to institutions, and to national policy is due from Beacon Press in 2022.
She has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, Newsweek, and many other publications, and contributes regularly to The Washington Post. She now has a regular newsletter called Life is a Sacred Text; you can learn more and subscribe here: https://lifeisasacredtext.substack.com/about She lives in the Chicago area with her spouse and three school-aged children.