Paul Golin is executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism (www.SHJ.org), the congregational arm of a movement that applies a Humanistic philosophy of life to Judaism as the cultural and historic experience of the Jewish people. He is a writer, speaker, advocate, and consultant on important social issues facing Americans today, including community engagement, disaffiliation, interfaith/intercultural marriage, inclusion, freedom, and equality.
Paul has co-authored two books on the identity of children raised in interfaith households and his writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, the New York Jewish Week, Tablet, Forward, and many other outlets. He previously served as associate executive director of Big Tent Judaism. Paul has a background in media, having worked at HBO Studio Productions and a startup multimedia games company. He majored in Communications and Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Paul is the white Ashkenazi half of a “Jewpanese” (Jewish/Japanese) Jewish multiracial household. He maintains the Jewpanese page on Facebook and tweets sporadically at @paulgolin.
A onetime reporter for the Orange County Register and Associated Press, Krattenmaker has an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and a master of liberal arts degree in religion in public life from the University of Pennsylvania.
Krattenmaker was a presenter at the 2010 and 2013 “Q” gatherings, the 2010 and 2013 conferences of the American Humanist Association, and the 2014 Level Ground Film Festival. Named the 2009 Mendenhall Lecturer at DePauw University, Krattenmaker has also spoken at college campuses including Yale, Harvard, Georgetown, Baylor, Lewis & Clark, Willamette University Law School, the University of Portland, Portland State University, Missouri State University, and Springfield, Swarthmore, and Haverford, and Kilns colleges. He was a recipient of the 2009 “Friend of MET” award from the Portland-based Muslim Educational Trust and, in April 2013, was honored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon with its Hunderup Award for Religious Education.