Marcia R. Rudin

Smiling photo of Marcia Rudin wearing a black top

Marcia R. Rudin earned a joint MA in Religion from Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary and taught comparative religion at William Paterson University. She worked in the cult-education field for 30 years. A resident in screenwriting at the MacDowell Colony of the Arts, eight of her plays have received thirteen 13 in theaters and festivals in various states. One of her plays won the Naples (FL) Players Naples Players 2006 ETC New Play Contest, and several have received staged readings. She has published two novels, Hear My Voice and Flower Toward the Sun, and three non-fiction books. Her articles and book reviews have appeared in such publications as The New York Times; ReformJudaism.org, The New York Daily News; and The Congressional Quarterly Researcher.

Eli’s Promise

Marcia R. Rudin
October 26, 2020
The year is 1939. With the horrors of the Holocaust approaching, Eli Rosen, his wife Esther, and their 5-year-old son Izaak are trapped in Lublin, Poland.

On a Clear April Morning: A Jewish Journey

Marcia R. Rudin
August 27, 2020
On a clear April morning in the early 1900s, Brazilian poet and author Marcos Iolovitch’s father, Yossef, a merchant in Russia, saw “beautiful brochures with colored illustrations describing the excellent climate…of a vast and faraway country of America.” Homesteads on favorable terms were being offered to “all those who wished

Exile Music

Marcia R. Rudin
April 28, 2020
The story is narrated by Orly Zingel, who, at age 11, journeys with her parents from Vienna to Genoa to Chile and finally to La Paz, leaving behind her older brother, Willi.

Married to the Rabbi: Sixty Spouses of Retired Reform Rabbis in their Own Words

Marcia R. Rudin
April 22, 2020
In 60 essays collected throughout a five-year period by the National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis, rabbis’ spouses share memories and insights about their lives. The pieces vary in length, tone, and writing style, even including poetry – but all add to the fascinating discussion.