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Sunday, December 8 • 11:45am - 12:40pm
The Producers: Gabbai Training for Women and Men

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Sponsored by Allie Alperovich and Dr. Jeremy Simon.

Are you interested in organizing a women’s tefillah service or a partnership minyan in your community? Learn what it takes to take on a more active role in the tefillah in your community. This interactive workshop will cover the basics--what is a gabbai, what does a gabbai do, what are the ritual and logistical responsibilities. Learn about a gabbai’s role in a women’s tefillah, partnership minyan, and megillah reading. No experience necessary. This workshop is open to women and men.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Rosenthal

Rachel Rosenthal

Rachel Rosenthal is a member of the faculty at the Drisha Institute and is a PhD Candidate in Rabbinic Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of the Drisha Scholars Circle and holds a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Rachel is a board member at Darkhei Noam, where she serves as a lead gabbai and the co-chair of the ritual committee.
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Abigail Tambor

Abigail Tambor volunteered for JOFA for many years before joining the board, working on branding, Shabbat T'lamdeini, The JOFA Journal editorial committee and as co-chair of the 6th International Conference Program Committee in 2007. She currently serves on the boards of JOFA, Yeshivat Maharat, Penn Hillel and Yavneh, a Partnership Minyan on the Upper East Side, where she also serves as Gabbait. She has been dedicated to developing greater... Read More →


Sunday December 8, 2013 11:45am - 12:40pm
1.100

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