Associate Dean, The Rabbinical School
Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay has made her career in the Jewish social justice sector and in addition to her role as Associate Rabbinical School Dean, directs JTS’s Hendel Center for Ethics and Justice. Rabbi Ruskay has served in leadership positions at American Jewish World Service, Auburn Theological Seminary, AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, and JOIN for Justice. Rabbi Ruskay is an alumna of JTS’s Joint Program, The Davidson School and The Rabbinical School. She directs field education and entrepreneurial endeavors and is focused on raising the scope and profile of social justice work and community organizing skills in the role of the contemporary rabbi. She also serves as faculty for JustCity Leadership Institute, JTS’s precollege program focusing on leadership and social justice. Rabbi Ruskay is a member of the social justice commission of the Rabbinical Assembly and of its Joint Placement Commission.