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Maharat Ruth Friedman

Core Semikha, Class of 2013


Maharat Ruth Friedman is a member of the inaugural class of Yeshivat Maharat. She currently serves as Maharat (clergy) at Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue® in Washington, DC, where she performs all traditional rabbinic functions.

Maharat Friedman is a proud member of the Washington Boards of Rabbis, and sits on the Executive Committee of the board of the International Rabbinic Fellowship, of which she is also a member. Maharat Friedman is also a founding member of the Beltway VAAD, as well as DCKosher. She and her husband Yoni are the proud parents of their sons Ezra and Jobe, and their four-legged princess, Cocoa.

publications and media


Transforming the Rabbinate Over 50 Years
Hadassah Magazine
March 1, 2022
‘We Have to Be There’: 5 Jews on Taking Part in the George Floyd Protests
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
June 5, 2020
Maharat Ruth Friedman
Jewish Womens Archive
August 1, 2018


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