Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
Danya Ruttenberg, Rabbi is the author of Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion (Beacon Press, 2008), nominated for the 2010 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, and editor of The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism (NYU Press, 2009) and Yentls Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism (Seal Press, 2001). With Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, she is the co-editor of three volumes in the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices series published by JPS: Sex and Intimacy; War and National Security; Social Justice (2010). She is also a contributing editor to Lilith and to the academic journal Women and Judaism and is on the editorial board of Jewschool.com. In 2010, Jewish Week recognized her as one of the "36 Under 36" (36 of the most influential Jewish leaders under the age of 36). Rabbi Ruttenberg received her Rabbinic ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles and her B.A. in Religious Studies from Brown University. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and son, serves as the Senior Jewish Educator at Tufts University and teaches and lectures nationwide.
Rabbi Ruttenberg's speech topics include "What's Surprising About God," "Yentl's Revenge," "Judaism, Feminism and the Future," "I and Thou: On Jewish Sex," "Hard Torah: The Challenge of Secred Text," "Counterculture Judaism: 50 Years of Revolution." She is available to speak to both young adult and adult audiences.
$1,000 Minimum Honorarium Required; Willing to Travel
- Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices 6-Book Set (editor)
- Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: Sex and Intimacy (editor)
- Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: Sex and Intimacy, eBook (editor)
- Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: Social Justice (editor)
- Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: Social Justice, eBook (editor)
- Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: War and National Security (editor)
- Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: War and National Security, eBook (editor)