Barry D. Cytron is the Program Director for the Collegeville Institute Multi-Religious Fellows. He served for 25 years as a congregational rabbi, first in Des Moines, Iowa and then in Minneapolis, Minnesota. From 1996-2008, he directed the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, a Minnesota venture devoted to fostering sustained interreligious education. During that same period of time, he taught at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Department of Theology and Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary primarily in the area of Ethics. He graduated from New York’s Columbia University, from which he also received an M.A., was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and earned his Ph.D. at Iowa State University. With colleague Earl Schwartz of Hamline University, he has written two texts exploring Jewish ethical teachings, When Life is in the Balance and Who Renews Creation. For many years a regular contributor to the commentary pages of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, he joined the faculty of Macalester College in 1989, where he taught in the religious studies department for nearly three decades, undertaking the additional role of associate chaplain for Jewish life in 2008.