An Evening with Rabbah Sarah Hurwitz

Wed, 03/03/2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Harvard Hillel

Rabbah Sara Hurwitz is the first Orthodox female rabbi and is a part of the Rabbinic staff at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, an 850-family Modern Orthodox synagogue in New York. Rabbah Hurwitz will be speaking on the topic "Can Orthodox Women be Rabbis?" at Harvard Hillel at 7 PM.

Rabbah Sara Hurwitz serves as dean of Yeshivat Mahara"t, the first Orthodox school to ordain women. She graduated from Drisha's 3-year Scholars Circle Program and studied for 5 years under the supervision of Rabbi Avi Weiss. She received a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University. She also helped create JOFA's Gender and Orthodoxy Curriculum Project. Sara has lectured at JOFA, Drisha, the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, the JCC in Manhattan, Lights in Action, CAJE, CLAL, and at various synagogues across the United States. She was named as one of the Jewish Weeks 36 under 36, as well as a "top pick" in the Forward50 most influential Jewish leaders this year.