Spiritual Leadership
Rabbanit Devorah Evron with the graduates

Graduation marks new class of women Halakhic leaders Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) of the Ohr Torah Stone network commemorated the graduation of its 2021 class Arutz Sheva, June 04, 2021 After more than a year of social distancing that limited ceremonies to small private events, the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership …

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Petition demands childcare subsidies for women in Torah study programs Women who learn in institutions for advanced religious study should be eligible for the same benefits as families where the father studies full time at a kollel. Jeremy Sharon |  May 24, 2021 The ITIM religious services organization has filed a petition to the High Court of …

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Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis

1st ever woman spiritual leader of Orthodox synagogue appointed in Israel Until now, Orthodox synagogues in Israel have only appointed women to serve in positions of spiritual leadership alongside male rabbis, never by themselves. Jeremy Sharon |  April 28, 2021 The Shirat Tamar Synagogue in Efrat has appointed Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis as its sole …

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Yeshiva Student and Mother Study Together for Spiritual Leadership Exams While the Chief Rabbinate still prohibits women from taking its professional ordination exams, Ravit and Yehoshua Oran Kalech, a mother and son, are both studying for the difficult tests. Ultimately, the son will be ordained as a Rabbi and his mother will earn a certificate …

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Rabbanit Devorah Evron

“I’m not here to start a revolution”: Devorah Evron Appointed Bar Ilan Spiritual Leader Bar Ilan University announced new campus position – Spiritual Leader, to be filled by Rabbanit Devorah Evron By Moshe Maiersdorff  | February 2, 2021 The field of women’s Torah leadership in Israel was given an additional boost this week when Bar …

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Orthodox Women as Spiritual Leaders: Yes or No? A Conversation with Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander On the backdrop of the recent recommendation by Israel’s Attorney General that women should be allowed to sit for examinations equal to rabbinical exams for men, the threatening response of the Chief Rabbinate, and the recent graduation of OTS’ Susi …

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Rabbanit Sapir with certificate

OTS certifies new female halachic authority following landmark ruling Sapir’s certification comes in the wake of a landmark ruling by Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit that the government must give equal recognition to women’s Torah studies and men’s Torah studies. By Aaron Reich  | July 7, 2020 (Photo credits: Gershon Ellinson) Modern Orthodox organization Ohr Torah Stone (OTS) has …

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Rabbanit Yael Nitzanim

Women Leading the Way in their Communities As COVID-19 changed our lives overnight, creating fear and uncertainty and raising a host of new questions, many people felt a greater need for personal and religious guidance. In this new environment, the halakhic and spiritual leadership role fellows in Ohr Torah Stone’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of …

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visit from the Honey Foundation

Investing in Orthodox women’s spiritual leadership Ohr Torah Stone is pleased to announce that our five-year Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Honey Foundation, to advance the impact of women spiritual leaders in Orthodox communities throughout Israel. In keeping with the Honey Foundation’s mission – …

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“Orthodox woman appointed to serve as communal spiritual leader in Efrat” Efrat’s municipal chief rabbi Shlomo Riskin selects Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld in what is perhaps the first appointment of its kind in Israel in the Orthodox world By JEREMY SHARON 01/18/2015 Click here to read the article on the Jerusalem Post website The settlement of …

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