Judith Levitan - Class of 2019

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Judith Levitan has worked for the last 10 years in the social justice sector as a lawyer, community legal education coordinator, and project manager.  Prior to that she worked as a lawyer in a top tier commercial law firm. She currently works for Legal Aid NSW designing legal services for people who are socially and economically disadvantaged. She holds degrees in Law and Social Work from the University of NSW.  Her honours thesis in social work examined community attitudes to domestic violence in the Orthodox Jewish community.  Judith has studied in a number of Jewish settings including Midreshet HaRova and Nishmat.

Judith lives in Sydney, Australia. She is a founding member of the Jewish Alliance Against Domestic Violence, a voluntary organisation of women seeking to raise awareness about domestic violence and respectful relationships in the Sydney Jewish Community.  For a number of years she has represented the NSW Jewish Community at various interfaith events. She is an active member of the Sydney Women’s Tefilah Group and teaches bat mitzvah students. Judith is interested in the intersection of Jewish law and feminism. She is excited to combine her professional skills and experience with Jewish learning as a student of Yeshivat Maharat.