Rabbi Dr. Bortz is listed among Tablet Magazine's "15 American Rabbis You Haven't Heard Of, But Should". Rabbi Dr. Bortz was selected as the AJWS Global Justice Fellow cohort 2019-2020 She and her husband Rabbi Mario Karpuj founded Congregation Or Hadash in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
She is the author of The Voice of Silence: A Rabbi's Journey into a Trappist Monastery and Other Contemplation (2017), which is about her silent retreat at the Christian monastery called Monastery of the Holy Spirit.
Among many articles in Academia, Bortz wrote for "The Women's Torah Commentary" and The Women's Haftarah Commentary: New Insights from Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Haftarah Portions, the 5 Megillot & Special Shabbatot
Bortz received a medical degree from the Universidad Buenos Aires in 1990.
Bortz is a 2017 graduate and facilitator of the Center for Compassionate Integrity and Secular Ethics at Life University. A vocal activist against anti-Semitism, Bortz has spoken twice at the UN (2015 and 2016).
Bortz helped create the Bioethics Committees in Chile and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Bortz founded "Hope for Seeds" for couples struggling with infertility and sterility.
She is an active member of JScreen advocating for research and prophylaxis of genetic disorders. Bortz serves as a board counseling member of the Atlanta Jewish Fertility Foundation. She is the co-founder of "BaKeN (in the Nest): "בריאות-קהילה-נפש", an initiative to create a positive and loving enforcement for those with mental health illness and for caregivers who support them, combating the societal stigmatization of mental illness.
She is a currently a doctoral student at HUC researching in Emmanuel Levinas and the Feminine, Women Biblical Characters and Theology and Theodicy in the Poetry of Yehudah Amichai
Rabbi Bortz has served and serves many Boards of Jewish and non Jewish organizations.