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In Conversation with Maharat Ruth Friedman

November 12, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

New Series!
In Conversation
Our people, our nation and our world are faced with challenges. At the heart of many of them is a failure to communicate. This series is intended to open up some of those lines of communication. Our clergy and educators will engage in open conversations about different of topics with people in our community and beyond – and with you.

In Conversation with Maharat Ruth Friedman 
Thursday, November 12 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Zoom 
Join with Rabbi Marion as she gets together with Maharat Friedman for a conversation about gender and Jewish leadership in the Orthodox community. Following their conversation, we will open the “floor” for questions.

Maharat Ruth Friedman is a member of the inaugural class of Yeshivat Maharat, which is the first institution to ordain Orthodox women as spiritual leaders and halakhic (legal) authorities.  She serves as Maharat at Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue® in Washington, D.C. 

And next month…
In Conversation with Rabbi Josh Weinberg about Israel
Wednesday, December 16 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Zoom 
Our Director of Education, Ira Wise has invited Rabbi Josh Weinberg for a conversation about Israel. Rabbi Weinberg serves as the Vice President of the URJ for Israel and Reform Zionism and is the Executive Director of ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America. Josh is a reserve officer in the IDF spokesperson’s unit, has hiked the Israel-trail, and came on Aliyah to Israel in 2003. Josh has taught and lectured widely throughout Israel, the U.S. and Europe.  He has led numerous tours and trained tour educators for the Reform movement’s Israel experiences. Josh is passionate about anything connected to Israel and hopes to strengthen the connection between the Reform movement and the Jewish State.

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