Maharat Rori Picker Neiss

Core Semikha, Class of 2014

Picker Neiss

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss serves as the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St Louis. Prior to that she was the Director of Programming, Education and Community Engagement at Bais Abraham Congregation, a Modern Orthodox Jewish synagogue in University City, MO. Rori is also honored to serve as the Rabbi in Residence at Holy Communion Episcopal Church, chair of the cabinet of Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Parliament of the World's Religions. She previously worked as Acting Executive Director for Religions for Peace-USA, Program Coordinator for the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, Assistant Director of Interreligious Affairs for the American Jewish Committee, and Secretariat for the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, the formal Jewish representative in international, interreligious dialogue. Rori is a David Hartman Center fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, a CLAL Rabbis Without Borders fellow, and co-editor of "InterActive Faith: The Essential Interreligious Community-Building Handbook." She is married to Russel Neiss, a Software Engineer for Sefaria, and they have three children.

publications and media

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Type
Category
Topic
Year
Power Hour of Torah - The Chanukah Edition
Multimedia; Dvar Torah
Video Divrei Torah; Panels and Discussions; Holiday
Chanukah
December 10, 2020
A Cry is Heard from On High – Wailing, Bitter Weeping:
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Chayei Sarah
2013/5774
The Violation of Dinah; The Violation of our Society
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Vayeitzei
2013/5774
Pregnancy and the New Year
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Rosh Hashana
2014/5775
Address to Bais Abraham Congregation
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Rosh Hashana
2013/5774
The Shofar Reminds Us to Listen for Unheard Cries
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Rosh Hashana
2013/5774

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