Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Dean

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Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Dean of Yeshivat Maharat, is part of the rabbinic staff at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. Following graduation from Barnard College, Columbia University, she entered and subsequently graduated from Drisha’s three-year Scholars Circle Program. After another five years of study under the auspices of Rabbi Avi Weiss, she was ordained by Rabbi Weiss and Rabbi Daniel Sperber.  Rabba Hurwitz helped create JOFA’s Gender and Orthodoxy Curriculum Project and has lectured at many venues including JOFA, Drisha, the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, JCCs, Lights in Action, CAJE, CLAL, and various synagogues. She was named as one of the Jewish Weeks “36 Under 36,” a “top pick” in the Forward50 most influential Jewish leaders, and Newsweek’s 50 most influential rabbis, and is a Bikkurim fellow.