Jennifer Raskas is the Washington, DC, Manager at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she leads the institute’s efforts to provide Washington-based Jewish leaders with thought leadership rooted in Jewish sources. She is a trained facilitator for Resetting the Table, an organization that builds meaningful dialogue and deliberation across divides. Jennifer received her BA from Columbia University and her Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She teaches classes widely on Hebrew literary approaches to readings in Tanakh and is a trained educator for the Matan Institute of Torah Studies program – Jewish Women Through the Ages. Through her volunteer work with The Orthodox Leadership Project, she helped co-found Ohr Torah Stone's new "International Halakha Scholars Program", which she will be studying in beginning this fall. Her writings have appeared in academic journals and in online Jewish learning forums.