Donna Jacobs Sife has been involved with Judaism as a teacher, performer, writer and contemporary interpreter with regards to creative, spiritual and ritualistic expression for 20 years.

She has taught on Jewish story and Bible in the Melton Adult Education Program UNSW, lectured in Sacred Story and interpretation at Universities of Sydney and Western Sydney,   92nd St Y in New York,  Jewish Museum NY, Limmud on the UK,  and Hebrew University Jerusalem.

For several years she was a regular columnist in the Australian Jewish News, and is a regular speaker at inter-faith events and conferences.

A well known peace and social activist,  Donna co-founded Jewish Voices for Peace and Justice with her friend Lyndall Katz,  and regularly  presents workshops on conflict resolution, dialogue, listening circles and other techniques, with Abe Quadan and Samira Ghabar– Palestinian experts in conflict resolution and peace studies.