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The Authors

Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.

Rabbi Steven Carr ReubenSteven Carr Reuben is the Senior Rabbi of the largest Reconstructionist congregation in the world. The fact that it is located in Pacific Palisades, California, one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Los Angeles, has resulted in many Hollywood celebrities turning to Dr. Reuben as their spiritual leader.

Dr. Reuben was once referred to as “the most famous rabbi in the world” when he was seen by millions on live television officiating the vow renewal of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne on New Year’s Eve 2003. MTV subsequently featured Dr. Reuben on two recurring episodes of The Osbourne Show – first featuring the wedding, and second (December of 2003) where Rabbi Reuben participated in the Osbourne Family Holiday Special.

Dr. Reuben is the author of numerous articles on parenting, ethics and interfaith relationships. The media frequently quotes him on these topics in USA Today, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, New York Newsday, The Chicago Sun Times, Philadelphia Daily News, Bride’s Magazine and People Magazine.

Dr. Reuben holds two bachelor’s degrees, two master’s degrees, a Certification in Aging and Human Development, two honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees and a Ph.D.

He was a founding editor of Compass, a magazine for teachers. As a recognized expert on moral and spiritual education, Dr. Reuben travels the country lecturing on character education and the challenges of interfaith relationships.

Jennifer S. Hanin, MA

Jennifer S. Hanin

Jennifer Hanin loves being Jewish. One of the ways she expresses it is through her passion for her eternal homeland, Israel. She is a Founder and Executive Editor of the digital advocacy group, Act For Israel.

Besides her passion for Israel and its people, she is an award-winning writer, influential blogger, freelance journalist and coauthor of What to Do When You Can’t Get Pregnant: the Complete Guide to All the Technologies for Couples Facing Fertility Problems (Da Capo, 2005). Newsweek (July 4, 2005) recommended Jennifer’s book as one to buy when undergoing fertility treatments. Amazon.com also featured What to Do When You Can’t Get Pregnant on their bestseller list for infertility books.

JTA ranked Jennifer @jennhanin as #38 on their 100 Most Influential Jewish Twitter Users for 2010, and #10 in the category of Politics and Policy. She also won Shorty Awards in the categories of Religion and Judaism in 2009.

Jennifer spoke about Israel’s borders and territories prior to 1967 on the radio show The BIBI Report Live, and again about peace in the Middle East. She has appeared on television and radio to discuss her book and blog, and her blog has generated interest from every continent except Antarctica. Editors have translated her work into Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, French and Arabic.

Jennifer’s background includes writing and project management for Fortune 500 corporations including KBR, Compaq and Honeywell. She holds an M.A. in Public Relations from the University of Houston, and is author of a master’s thesis: Public Relations as Negotiation: A case study of the Dow Corning Corporation in the silicone-gel breast implant controversy. She has a social service background working with parents and children, and holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University.

Jennifer works on book projects in her spare time, and resides with her husband and twin daughters in Southern California.


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