Alana Suskin is an educator, activist, and widely-published writer. She is currently studying in the advanced kollel executive ordination program at Yeshivat Maharat, a feminist, Orthodox, rabbinical ordination program. She holds BAs in Philosophy and Russian Linguistics, an MA in Philosophy and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies, a master’s of rabbinic studies and ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in California, and is a popular speaker and teacher around the country.

She is a senior editor of the progressive blog and has served on the boards of T’ruah, Jews United for Justice, and Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. She serves as Director of Strategic Communications with the Zionist, two-state policy organization, Americans for Peace Now and is a founding fellow of CLAL’s project, Rabbis Without Borders.