Rabbi Alana Alpert
Alana Alpert is the rabbi of Congregation T’chiyah and a community organizer with Detroit Jews for Justice (DJJ), where she organizes the Jewish community in Metro Detroit to participate in movements for racial and economic justice. Rabbi Alpert graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Community Studies, where she studied "Resistance and Social Movements" and first learned about faith-based community organizing. She is a graduate of AVODAH: the Jewish Service Corps and ACTIVATE! The Community Organizing Fellowship of Social Justice Leadership. Rabbi Alpert has worked as an organizer at NY Jobs with Justice and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. She was ordained at Hebrew College, where she led efforts around feminism, Israel/Palestine, GLBTIQ rights and prison reform. The burnout epidemic, which has led to increasing demand from social change-workers for spiritual counseling, inspired her capstone project "Like a Burning Bush: Jewish Practice for Activists." She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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