Cel­e­brate Jew­ish Book Month with #30days30authors! In hon­or of the 90th anniver­sary of Fan­ny Gold­stein’s trib­ute to Jew­ish books in the West End’s branch of the Boston Pub­lic Library, Jew­ish Book Coun­cil invit­ed 30 lead­ing authors, one for each day of the month, to answer a few ques­tions.


Dr. Elana Maryles Sztok­man is an award-win­ning author, and lead­ing Jew­ish fem­i­nist thinker, edu­ca­tor and activist. She spe­cial­izes in gen­der inclu­sion in the Jew­ish world, and has worked with com­mu­ni­ties, orga­ni­za­tions and indi­vid­u­als around the world on advanc­ing gen­der inclu­sion and gen­der equi­ty In August 2015, she found­ed The Cen­ter for Jew­ish Fem­i­nism to pro­vide resources and con­nec­tions among Jew­ish fem­i­nists around the world. Elana is also a two-time win­ner of the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Coun­cil award, and the for­mer Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of JOFA, the Jew­ish Ortho­dox Fem­i­nist Alliance. She writes and speaks all around the world about gen­der issues in Jew­ish life, in edu­ca­tion and in Israel, and blogs at www​.jew​fem​.com.

Dr. Elana Maryles Sztok­man is for­mer exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Jew­ish Ortho­dox Fem­i­nist Alliance (JOFA). She is the co-author, with Chaya Gorset­man, of Edu­cat­ing in the Divine Image: Gen­der Issues in Ortho­dox Jew­ish Day Schools (The Hadas­sah-Bran­deis Insti­tute, 2013), win­ner of the 2013 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award in Edu­ca­tion and Jew­ish Iden­ti­ty, author of The Men’s Sec­tion: Ortho­dox Jew­ish Men in an Egal­i­tar­i­an World (Hadas­sah-Bran­deis Insti­tute, 2011), win­ner of the 2012 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Coun­cil Award in Wom­en’s Stud­ies, and author of the forth­com­ing The War on Women in Israel: How Reli­gious Rad­i­cal­ism is Sti­fling the Voice of a Nation (Source­books, 2014).

7 Places Where Reli­gious Rad­i­cal­ism Threat­ens Women’s Well-Being in Israel

10 Inspir­ing Ways That Women Are Fight­ing for Jus­tice in Israel

10 Ways You Can Pro­mote Gen­der Equal­i­ty in Your Local School (co-authored by Chaya Rosen­feld Gorsetman)