Dr. Azila Talit Reisenberger is an award-winning author.
Azila’s novel, “The Other Booker Prize”, her collections of poetry and short stories have been published in Israel, South Africa, USA, UK, and Germany.
Two of her plays: “Adam’s Apple” and “The Loving Father”, were staged at the International Grahamstown Arts Festival.
For the past two decades, Azila has been an extremely popular lecturer, and since 2017 she has become a sought after motivational speaker to audiences around the world.
Since 1989 she has served as the Spiritual Leader of Temple Hillel, a Progressive Jewish Community in East London, South Africa leading communal prayers during festivals as well as conducting Rites-of-Passage celebrations, such as Naming babies, Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Weddings.
Azila is a registered Marriage Officer and Civil Union officiant and conducts unique inter-denominational marriage ceremonies.
She also offers marriage and family counseling.
Apart from her creative, academic and spiritual activities, Azila is also a deeply involved social activist; being associated with Women Demand Dignity – whose mission is to raise awareness and curb violence against women and children in South Africa. She is active in Inter-faith organisations in Cape Town and serves as the Chair of the Hebrew Department in the Western Province Zionist Council.
She lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with her husband and extended family.