Adina Newberg is an Israeli living and working in the United States. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. After teaching for many years at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College she has retired from teaching but continues to pursue her research interests. Her areas of research include various aspects of contemporary Jewish liberal religion in both countries, as well as issues of adult change and transformation through learning. The new communities and institutions of Israeli Judaism in the “Secular Space” capture all of her interests as well as her commitment and passion for a democratic, pluralistic, and vibrant Israel. As part of her ongoing work with this subject she has presented in conferences, published various articles and blogs and lectured in synagogues, Jewish Federations and other organizations.
While at RRC and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities, Newberg served as the channel for involvement with progressive Israeli Judaism in general, as well as the new Israeli-Jewish renaissance. She is the former manager of Gateways to Israeli-Jewish Renaissance on Facebook.