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 GMA3, NPR, CBC, Al Jazeera America, and elsewhere. Her latest publications are On Repentance And Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World, winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice, and Mend the World: Spiritual Tools for Healing, Repair, and Justice, an original audiobook from Sounds True. Her previous titles 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 over 160,000 followers include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Senator Corey Booker, 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