Rebecca T. Alpert is Senior Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Religion at Temple University. She attended Barnard College before receiving her Ph.D. in Religion at Temple University and her rabbinical training at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. She is the co-author of Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach, Like Bread on the Seder Plate: Jewish Lesbians and the Transformation of Tradition, and Whose Torah? A Concise Guide to Progressive Judaism, as well as several edited volumes and numerous articles.
Her specialization is religion in America with a focus on sexuality and race. She has recently taught courses on religion in American public life; Jews, America and sports, and sexuality in world religions. Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball was published by Oxford University Press in June 2011. Religion and Sports: An Introduction and Case Studies was published by Columbia University Press in May 2015. She is now at work on an edited anthology with Arthur Remillard, Gods, Games, and Globalization, for Mercer University Press.