At Maharat’s annual ordination ceremony, each graduate walks under a banner bearing the phrase
Our Sister – May you grow into a multitude.
In this verse from Bereishit 24:60, Revava is understood to mean an abundance of blessing. In one interpretation, Revava references נשיאי ישראל, leaders of Israel. Taken together, this Torah passage is a dream, that Rivka, and all her tens and thousands of descendants, will become leaders. This vision, this dream, has begun to come to fruition.
This year as Maharat continues to grow, expanding our presence globally, we remain committed to meeting the evolving needs of people confronting loss and isolation, seeking meaning and spirituality, and reaching for connection and community. We ask you to join us to ensure the future of Orthodox women clergy by helping us reach our goal of raising $200,000.