Dr. Saundra Sterling Epstein (Sunnie) earned her B.A., M.S. and Ed.D at the University of Pennsylvania. Sunnie directs BeYachad , bringing Jewish living and learning together and has been teaching texts, reaching and inspiring students and looking at challenging issues in the world in which we live and how to bring these three together for decades. She has published widely in a variety of venues on a variety of topics, including Women in Faith, Inclusion of LGBTQ Members in our Communities of Faith, Environmental Sustainability, Prayer, G-d Talk, the importance of Interfaith and Intrafaith Dialogue, Israeli-Palestinian Relations Beyond the Conflict, and so many others. Sunnie presently is Director of the Welcoming Shuls and Communities Project of ESHEL, the National LGBT Inclusion Consortium for the Orthodox Jewish Community, gives shiyurim in various communities, serves on the leadership team a Multi-Faith Coalition and continues to develop creative ways of teaching texts. Her book, Life Journeys: Stepping Back and Moving Forward was published in February 2017 and is available through Amazon.com.