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Sunday, December 8 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Passing the Baton: Models of Young Women Leaders

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Sponsored by Dr. Amy Fox Griffel and Dr. Martin Griffel in memory of her mother Sima bat Moshe and Michlah and by Ellie Werber in memory of her mother Raizel bat Chayim and Devorah.

A frank discussion about the future for women in Orthodox communal leadership positions. Today’s female leaders discuss the expanding halakhic, spiritual and communal opportunities available to Orthodox women today.

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avatar for Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman

Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman

Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman recently moved to Washington DC to serve as Maharat at Ohev Sholom: The National Synagogue. Ruth graduated from Barnard College in 2007, and then spent 2 years studying at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in New York before attending Yeshivat Maharat. As a supporter of dialogue and pluralism, Ruth has participated in the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College's Retreat for Emerging Jewish and Muslim Leaders... Read More →
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Dyonna Ginsburg

Dyonna Ginsburg is the Director of Jewish Service Learning at The Jewish Agency for Israel. Upon completing her B.A. in political science at Columbia University, Dyonna made Aliyah in 2002 and obtained an M.A. in Jewish Education from Hebrew University. Prior to her current position at The Jewish Agency, Dyonna served as International Director of Yavneh Olami; as Senior Advisor to the Director of the Education Department of The Jewish Agency; and... Read More →
avatar for Gilah Kletenik

Gilah Kletenik

Gilah Kletenik is the Congregational Scholar at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. She was featured as one of the young leaders reimagining Jewish life in The Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36," is an inaugural recipient of The Covenant Foundation's Pomegranate Prize and is a Wexner Graduate Fellow.


Sunday December 8, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm
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