As founder of Second Nurture: Every Child Deserves a Family — And a Community, Rabbi Susan Silverman has moved the issue of adoption from the private sphere to the public, and from the realm of a household decision to the common mission of communities. Her best-selling memoir, Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World, weaves together adoption and Jewish life and was a popular PJ Library pick.
An activist, Susan works on behalf of asylum seekers in Israel and advocates for liberal Judaism. She is a founder of Miklat Israel, an NGO that assists the State of Israel in creating a just, compassionate, and sustainable solution for asylum seekers residing in the country. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Women of the Wall and for the International Council of the New Israel Fund. She and her spouse, Yosef Abramowitz, have five children and live in Israel.