Aurora Mendelsohn lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and their three children, and works in university administration. She has written about the intersection of feminism, Jewish ritual and liturgy for the past decade in the Forward, Sh’ma, and Lilith. At different times she has crafted new liturgy and prayers, served on the board of a pluralistic, urban Jewish day school, directed Jewish programming at a camp for children with developmental disabilities, and been involved in independent minyanim. She blogs about the effect of growing up Reconstuctionist on her perspectives on theology, practice and parenting at RainbowTallitBaby and co-founded Hagbah, a Facebook discussion group for observant, progressive feminist Jews.
Aurora is proud to be a Reconstructionist from birth.