About Me

Anjelica N. Ruiz is the Director of Libraries and Archives at Temple Emanu-El. She holds a B.A in Criminology from St. Edward’s University, M.S. in Criminal Justice from Texas State University and M.S. in Library and Information Sciences from the University of North Texas.

She loves traveling and is passionate about social justice. She completed the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute in 2016 and now sits on the ADL Texoma Regional Board. She is an alum of the Union for Reform Judaism’s JewV’Nation Fellowship in the Jews of Color cohort and Bend the Arc’s Selah Leadership Program in cohort 16.

Anjelica loves reading and is a self-professed life-long learner. She also loves writing and is an alumna of the Tent: Encounters with Jewish Culture’s Creative Writing seminar and the Yale Writers Workshop.


  1. Hi Angela! I’m so glad that you attended my session at Biennial…and want you to know that I’m here if you ever need a reminder of what a gorgeous, Jewish, wonderful soul you are. Know that. In your heart and soul. And NEVER let anyone tell you otherwise. We will get there together because of people like you.

  2. Dear Anjelica,
    I am a Mexican Jew living in Budapest. I am very happy to have come across your blog and will read it with great interest. The enormous diversity of Israel and of the diaspora is something that makes me incredibly proud: we are unified by a common history and by persecution, but we look different, sing different, eat different foods, practice different customs, and even pronounce Hebrew with different accents! Blessings to you on this last day of Hannukah. <3

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