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Sunday, January 15 • 3:50pm - 4:35pm
New Models of Women's Leadership in the Syrian Jewish Community

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When it comes to women's leadership in the Jewish world, headlines are often focused on new forms of ritual involvement and professional titles.  This session will focus on models of leadership in communities where female Rabbis or new rituals (such as "partnership minyanim") are not part of the discussion.  We will explore questions on the emergence of alternate leadership roles in these communities and the ways in which they have developed, been sustained and continue to progress.  As a model, we will look to one particular community - the Syrian Jewish community - to better understand these issues and questions.

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Mijal Bitton

Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
Mijal Bitton is a faculty member and Doctoral Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She is a Doctoral candidate at New York University as an Avichai Fellow, where she is studying the experience of contemporary Sephardic communities in the United States. Through her fellowship research and teaching, Mijal is interested in exploring new paradigms of Jewish identity for diverse Jewish populations and expanding normative... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 3:50pm - 4:35pm
Room 568

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