About Me

Anjelica N. Ruiz is the Youth Learning + Engagement Assistant at Temple Emanu-El. She also teaches fourth-grade Judaica. 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 currently serves on the JDC Entwine Dallas Planning Board and completed the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute in 2016 and now sits on the ADL North Texas/Oklahoma Regional Board. She is also a Hadassah Leadership Fellow.

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 Conference. She is a Jew-by- Choice, as well as a Jew of color and is an active supporter of Be’chol Lashon and Jews in All Hues.

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