Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM, Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 7763 Old York Rd, Cheltenham, PA 19027.

Rabba Hurwitz spoke about her own personal experiences as one of the first ordained female rabbis in the Orthodox rabbis, about the challenges and opportunities Orthodox women who seek positions of religious leadership face today, and about her work as Dean of Yeshivat Maharat in New York City, the first Orthodox yeshiva to ordain women as clergy, which makes her uniquely qualified to reflect on the seismic shifts taking place in the Modern Orthodox world.  Rabba Hurwitz also led us through some of the key traditional and contemporary sources that support the philosophical underpinnings of Yeshivat Maharat’s work and speak about the halachic possibilities and limits for roles for women in Orthodox communities.

  • 10 AM Meeting with your local rabbinical association – RA, RRA, CCAR
  • 11:15 AM Learning with Rabba Hurwitz
  • 12:45 PM Kosher, relaxing and delicious lunch with your colleagues and friends!

Rabba Sara Hurwitz is Dean and co-founder of Yeshivat Maharat, the first Orthodox yeshiva to ordain women as clergy.  She also serves on the Rabbinic staff at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale.  Rabba Hurwitz graduated from Barnard College and completed Drisha’s three-year Scholars Circle Program. She was ordained in 2009 by Rabbi Avi Weiss and Rabbi Daniel Sperber.