Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is an award-winning author, educator, and rabbi. Since her ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2008, she has been named by Newsweek and The Daily Beast as a “rabbi to watch,” and called one of the top 50 most influential female rabbis by Forward. She has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Salon, Time, is a regular contributor to The Washington Post and The Forward, and has made appearances on NPR, CBC, Al Jazeera America, and elsewhere. Her next book on repentance will be published in 2022 from Beacon Press. She will also release an original audiobook, Mend the World: Spiritual Tools for Healing, Repair, and Justice from Sounds True in fall 2022. Her other books include Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting (a National Jewish Book Award finalist), Surprised by God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion, and The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism. She is an avid Twitter user and her 140,000 followers include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Senator Corey Booker, Andrew Yang, and authors Neil Gaiman, Cheryl Strayed and Glennon Doyle. Her threads on Judaism regularly go viral and spur media coverage. She lives in Chicago with her family.


Jill Grinberg