ALEPH 2021 - Jews, Judaism, and the Pursuit of Social Justice
Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay (Jewish Theological Seminary)
Jewish Ethics, Social Justice, Community Organizing and the 21st Century Rabbinate
Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay has made her career in the Jewish social justice sector. Rabbi Ruskay has served in leadership positions at American Jewish World Service, Auburn Theological Seminary, AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, and JOIN for Justice. Rabbi Ruskay is an alumna of JTS’s Joint Program, The Davidson School and The Rabbinical School. She directs field education and entrepreneurial endeavors and is focused on raising the scope and profile of social justice work and community organizing skills in the role of the contemporary rabbi. She also serves as faculty for JustCity Leadership Institute, JTS’s precollege program focusing on leadership and social justice. Rabbi Ruskay is a member of the social justice commission of the Rabbinical Assembly and of its Joint Placement Commission.
Sponsor: ALEPH: The Institute of Jewish Ideas, co-sponsored by UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Mandell JCC