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Lori Palatnik

Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator, who has appeared on television and radio, and is the author of several books. Her latest, “Turn Your Husband Into Your Soul Mate” is available in bookstores now. She is a much sought-after international speaker, having lectured in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Central America, South America, South Africa and Israel, including featured talks at Yale, Brown and Penn. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband, Rabbi Yaakov Palatnik; and is a regular speaker on Capitol Hill. Lori is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women's Renaissance Project, an international initiative that has brought thousands of women, and hundreds of men, to Israel each year from 19 different countries, on highly subsidized programs to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage. She is the busy mother of five children; and her son, Zev, served as a sharpshooter in the IDF. Her weekly video blog, "Lori Almost Live" is a popular feature on the Internet, viewed by over 50,000 people each month. In 2014, Lori was named as one of the ten “Women to Watch” by Jewish Women International, in recognition of her contribution to Jewish women throughout the world; and Hadassah recently named Lori as one of the “Most Outstanding Jewish American Women of Our Time.”