Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg 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 ofThe Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism (NYU Press, 2009) and Yentl’s Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism (Seal Press, 2001). With Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, she is the co-editor of three volumes in theJewish 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 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.