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Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg ~ Mend the World: Spiritual Tools for Healing, Repair, and Justice

Sunday, November 20, 2022
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Live Webinar


Join acclaimed author and activist, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, for an engaging conversation on her new spoken word series from Sounds True, Mend the World: Spiritual Tools for Healing, Repair, and Justice.

Mend the World explores how to nurture and bring our spiritual empowerment outward, to advance real social justice and global change.

“Every spiritual tradition teaches that we are all deeply interconnected,” reflects Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, “but when faced with the world’s many injustices, we can be overwhelmed by anger, by grief, by a belief in our own inability to effect change. And
so, we turn away.”

But at the very heart of these difficult emotions lies the possibility to make a difference. Because when we turn toward our own grief and overwhelm, she offers, we invite a deeper spirituality―one that goes beyond our personal experience to a greater communal solidarity.

“We must make room for our painful feelings about the suffering that exists around us,” says Ruttenberg, “but we can’t stop there. And the good news is, while the work of finding our own unique role in a world in need of healing sometimes demands bravery, honesty, integrity, and truth, it is also powerful, joyful, and transformational.”

In six compelling audio sessions, this acclaimed author and activist merges spiritual practice and social justice work to help us become more effective, connected, and resilient change makers―by openly encountering others and seeing their challenges, accessing our prophetic voice to speak truth to power, and taking action, while staying grounded in our spiritual selves.

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg serves as scholar in residence at National Council of Jewish Women. She is the award-winning author of seven books, including Surprised by God and Nurture the Wow. She was named by Newsweek and the Daily Beast as one of ten “rabbis to watch,” by Forward as one of the top 50 most influential women rabbis, and called a “wunderkind of Jewish feminism” by Publishers Weekly. Rabbi Danya has been a Washington Post Sunday crossword clue (83 down), and her most recent book On Repentance and Repair has been hailed by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley as "A must read for anyone navigating the work of justice and healing.” and by the author Rebecca Solnit as “brilliant.” She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Salon, Time, and many other publications. She has been featured on NPR, in The Atlantic, USA Today, NBC News, CNN, MTV News, Vice, Buzzfeed News, and elsewhere. Learn more at