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Sunday, January 15 • 10:30am - 11:15am
First Comes Semikhah, then comes...? Next Steps in Women's Leadership

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Women's ordination as spiritual clergy is a reality in both the United States and Israel. Come join pioneers Rabba Sara Hurwitz and Rabbi Shlomo Riskin as they discuss the future of women's leadership, new opportunities and challenges, the differences between the US/Israel communities, and their vision for 21st century Jewish life and the role of the rabbinate in shaping it.

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Ariel Groveman Weiner

Ariel Groveman Weiner is Chair of the Board of Yeshivat Maharat and serves on the boards of JOFA, the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at Penn and Penn Hillel. Ariel is an Advisory Board member of Midreshet Lindenbaum's Women's Institute for Halachik Leadership, serves on SAR Academy's Board of Education and is currently participating in the Wexner Heritage Fellowship.  For over a decade, Ariel served as the Associate Director of... Read More →

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Rabba Sara Hurwitz

Dean and Co-Founder, Yeshivat Maharat
Rabba Sara Hurwitz has served on the rabbinic staff at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale- The Bayit since 2003. After Rabba Sara was officially ordained in 2009 by Rabbi Avi Weiss and Rabbi Daniel Sperber, she went on to co-found Yeshivat Maharat, the first yeshiva to ordain Orthodox women as clergy, where she serves as Dean. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University and completed Drisha’s three-year Scholars Circle Program... Read More →
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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s contributions to Israel and world Jewry over the course of the past five decades have been instrumental in shaping today’s Modern Orthodox society. | Noted teacher, author and visionary, Rabbi Riskin originally hails from Brooklyn NY. Rabbi Riskin graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Yeshiva University in 1960, where he majored in Greek, Latin and English literatures. He went on to receive... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Roone Cinema