February 22

Tea Talk with Rabbi Ruttenberg: Channeling Strong Emotions into Powerful Change

February 22, 12:30 pm

The feelings we experience when reading the endless onslaught of today’s news can be powerful fuel for our social justice work. When we stay tuned in to our emotional response, avoid compassion fatigue, and lean into the full range of emotions that come with living in challenging times, we can use our grief, anger, and joy as tools for change. Join NCJW’s Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg to discuss how we can use emotional power and energy to strengthen our social justice work and sustain us for the long haul.

Register at https://www.ncjw.org/events/tea-talk-with-rabbi-ruttenberg-channeling-strong-emotions-into-powerful-change/. This event is open to the public.

Featured Speaker: Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg serves NCJW’s Scholar-in-Residence. She has been named by Newsweek as one of ten “rabbis to watch,” by the Center for American Progress as one of 21 “faith leaders to watch” and by the Forward as one of the top 50 most influential women rabbis.
She is the author of seven books, including the National Jewish Book Award-finalist Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting; the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature-finalist Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion; The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism; and Yentl’s Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism. Her newest book, on applying an ancient framework of repentance and repair to the contemporary public square, to institutions, and to national policy is due from Beacon Press in 2022.
She has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, Newsweek, and many other publications, and contributes regularly to The Washington Post. She now has a regular newsletter called Life is a Sacred Text; you can learn more and subscribe here: https://lifeisasacredtext.substack.com/about She lives in the Chicago area with her spouse and three school-aged children.