Alana Suskin is an educator, activist, and widely-published writer. She holds BAs in Philosophy and Russian Linguistics, an MA in Philosophy and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies, a master’s of rabbinic studies and ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in California, and is a popular speaker and teacher around the country. She is a senior editor of the progressive blog Jewschool.com, called “The most important thing happening online in the Jewish community today,” by noted Jewish sociologists Ari Kelman & Steven M. Cohen. She has served on the boards of T’ruah, Jews United for Justice, and Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. As an outgrowth of her long-time peace-building and interfaith efforts, she is currently engaged in a project developing relationships between Jewish and Muslim communities in her region, together reaching out to and overcoming fear in communities unfamiliar with us and our religious practices and customs. She serves as Director of Strategic Communications with the Zionist, two-state policy organization, Americans for Peace Now and is a founding fellow of CLAL’s project, Rabbis Without Borders.