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 Sztok­man is a Jew­ish fem­i­nist anthro­pol­o­gist, edu­ca­tor, activist, and author, and two-time win­ner of the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Coun­cil Award. Her most recent book is When Rab­bis Abuse: Pow­er, Gen­der, and Sta­tus in the Dynam­ics of Sex­u­al Abuse in Jew­ish Cul­ture (Lioness Books, 2022).