Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay is the Director of Alumni and Community Engagement at AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps. Prior to receiving rabbinic ordination and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Stephanie was the Program Director for Face to Face/Faith to Faith, a multifaith youth leadership and conflict resolution program of Auburn Theological Seminary. She has also served as the Associate Director of Education at American Jewish World Service and as a Jewish Service Corps volunteer in Bulgaria for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Stephanie serves on the Social Justice Commission of the Rabbinical Assembly.
Tivnu: Building Justice is optimistic that our 2020 - 21 Gap Year program will continue as planned, beginning on September 1. We have extended the application deadline to June 1, as space permits. Our staff is working remotely but with great excitement as we prepare for internships, learning, living, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest together. We will be implementing whatever modifications are needed to keep ourselves and the people we work with safe and healthy. Now, more than ever, we need to get to work, building a better world.