Dr. Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz

Advanced Kollel: Executive Ordination, Class of 2021

Dr Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz was born in Sydney, Australia, and grew up in Great Britain. After gaining a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, she made aliyah in 1980, and lived in Jerusalem for 17 years. While there, she gained an MA in Prehistory from the Hebrew University, served as assistant librarian of the Israel Antiquities Authority and production editor of the Israel Exploration Journal, and worked as an archaeological translator and editor; she also met and married her husband Norm, a fellow member of Kehillat Yedidya, and both her daughters were born in Jerusalem. In 1998, after moving to London, Lindsey graduated from the Susi Bradfield Women Educators' Programme, and became a Teaching Fellow at London School of Jewish Studies, as well as editing academic books for the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization. She gained her PhD in Jewish Studies and Anthropology from University College London in 2016, and her revised thesis will be published as a book, Challenge and Conformity: The Religious Lives of Orthodox Jewish Women, by the Littman Library in 2020. Lindsey has lectured at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, King's College London, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and will lead the Fishman Faculty Seminar at the Deaprtment of Jewish Studies of Vassar College, NY, in spring 2019. She is active in interfaith projects, and served as a Scriptural Reasoning Facilitator at the Cambridge Interfaith Programme's International Summer Schools in 2014 and 2015. She teaches regularly at Limmud in the UK, and has presented sessions at Limmoed Netherlands and Limmud South Africa, as well as around Britain in many Jewish communities. She is a founding member of the Hendon Partnership Minyan, and teaches leyning to adults and bat mitzvah girls.

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