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Sunday, January 15 • 3:50pm - 4:35pm
What Say You? Interactive Session on Mikveh

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In recent years, mikvaot have become complicated sites of communal anxiety and resistance to abuses of rabbinic power. This session will provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions, share experiences, and reinvision the way mikvaot function in communal settings. 

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Rabbi Mia Smiring

Rabbi Mia Simring is New York City-based Conservative rabbi with ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary.  She has focused on pastoral care and counseling and practiced chaplaincy at NYU Langone and Mount Sinai Hospitals.  She is excited about the intersection between pastoral care, active listening, and ritual experiences. Mia is an ImmerseNYC Rabbinic Fellow.


Maharat Dasi Fruchter

Maharat Hadas (Dasi) Fruchter thrives on spiritual leadership, vibrant Torah learning and teaching, and community building. Originally from Silver Spring, MD, Maharat Fruchter was ordained by Yeshivat Maharat in June of 2016. She graduated summa cum laude from the Macaulay Honors College at Queens College, and completed an M.P.A. in Non-Profit Administration and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from New York University's Wagner School of Public Service... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Tessler Lopatin

Rachel Tessler Lopatin

Rachel Tessler Lopatin grew up in West Bloomfield, MI, and has a BA in Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan and an MSW from Columbia University and an MA in Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She worked as the year round Assistant Director of Camp Ramah in the Poconos and the Program Director of Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago. Rachel is married to Rabbi Asher Lopatin, who served as the Rabbi of Anshe Sholom... Read More →

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

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