As Director of the Open Dor Project, Rabbi Ana continues her lifelong work of creating and sustaining dynamic, multivocal and welcoming communities of engaged Jews. She provides support for emerging spiritual communities and the leaders of these communities supported by Open Dor. Rabbi Ana is inspired in her role by getting to work with creative, brave and thoughtful people and joined the team because she wanted to support innovation in Jewish life and be a driver for future experimentation. Rabbi Ana’s background in Jewish camps also means Rabbi Ana is notably good at tie-dying.
Previously, Rabbi Ana was the director of Hebrew Union College’s Founders Fellowship, an incubator for progressive Judaism on college campuses and was the associate director of Greene Family Camp, a Jewish overnight camp. Rabbi Ana is also the vice-chair of the Central Conference of American Rabbis’ ethics committee. She received rabbinical ordination from Hebrew Union College and a BA from Dartmouth College.