●Title and Affiliation: Vice-President of Community Engagement, Board of Rabbis of Southern California, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
●Topics of Interest and Expertise: Judaism, Torah, Parenting, Reflections on Current Events
●Rabbi Ilana Berenbaum Grinblat is the Vice President of Community Engagement for the Board of Rabbis of Southern California. She is the author of Castles and Catch: Spiritual Lessons Children Teach Us published by Author House (July 2015) and Blessings and Babysteps: The Spiritual Path of Parenting published by Behrman House in 2011. She is a regular contributor to the Jewish Journal. She currently leads High Holiday services for Temple Har Shalom of Idyllwild. For nearly twenty years, she taught Midrash (Biblical Interpretation) at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University where she was ordained in 2001. She has served as a congregational rabbi for five years at Temple Beth Shalom in Long Beach and later at Temple Ner Ma'arav in Encino. She is the wife of Tal (a franchise lawyer) and mother of two children, Jeremy (age 16) and Hannah (age 13).
●Website Link: http://www.rabbigrinblat.com/