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Sunday, December 8 • 4:55pm - 5:50pm
Come Learn With Us: Young Women Tackle Gender Issues in the Talmud

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Sponsored by Lisa Javitch and Louis Benjamin.

This session will explore how to successfully teach Torah texts related to gender. We will begin with a fishbowl-style demonstration in which we will show how the מגדר ויהדות (Gender and Judaism) shiur is taught at Midreshet Ein HaNatziv. We will then facilitate a discussion about how our communities can best support Torah learning around issues of gender.

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Shoshana Benjamin

Shoshana Benjamin graduated from SAR High School in 2012 and spent the following year at Midreshet Ein Hanatziv in Israel. She is currently a student at Barnard College of Columbia University.
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Elianna Kaplowitz

Elianna Kaplowitz is an undergraduate student at Barnard College of Columbia University majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior. She is an active member in the Columbia/Barnard Hillel community, participating in the Jewish Women on Campus (JWOC) group, Feminism and Judaism course, and Yavneh (Orthodox) services.
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Rachel Keren

Rachel Keren was born in Jerusalem to Hannah and Professor Ephraim Urbach Z”l. She is married to Gedalia and they have three children and two grandchildren. Rachel holds an MA in Jewish History and Jewish Philosophy from Hebrew University. A graduate of the Mandel Institute for Educational Leadership, she is currently a student in Tochnit Halacha at Bet-Morasha. For her doctorate, she is researching the Halakhic attitude of Sepharadic rabbis... Read More →
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Shifra Mincer

Shifra Mincer was a student at Midreshet Ein Hanatziv for the 2004-2005 academic year. She currently lives in NYC where she is a post-bac premedical student at Columbia University.
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Maya Rosen

Maya Rosen is currently a freshman at Princeton University. She spent a year studying at Midreshet Ein HaNatziv and the past two summers studying at Yeshivat Hadar. She is a 2011 Bronfman Youth Fellow and hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 


Sunday December 8, 2013 4:55pm - 5:50pm
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