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December 8, 2022 | 14 Kislev 5783

8:00 PM EST on Zoom

As part of Maharat's December 8 Yom Iyun, Dr. Elli Stern and Rabbi Sara Hurwitz are hosting an evening conversation at 8 PM. Join for an engaging conversation and question & answer session to follow. 

This event is open to the community, free of charge. Please register through the google form.

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Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Co-Founder and President of Maharat, the first institution to ordain Orthodox women as clergy, also serves on the Rabbinic staff at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. Rabba Hurwitz completed Drisha’s three-year Scholars Circle Program, an advanced intensive program of study for Jewish women training to become scholars, educators and community leaders. After another five years of study under the auspices of Rabbi Avi Weiss, she was ordained by Rabbi Weiss and Rabbi Daniel Sperber in 2009. In 2013 Rabba Hurwitz was awarded the Hadassah Foundation Bernice S. Tannenbaum prize, and the Myrtle Wreath Award from the Southern New Jersey Region of Hadassah in 2014. In 2016 she was the Trailblazer Award Recipient at UJA Federation of New York. She was named as one of the Forward50 most influential Jewish leaders and Newsweek’s 50 most influential rabbis. In 2017 Rabba Hurwitz was chosen to be a member of the inaugural class of Wexner Foundation Field Fellows. She and her husband, Josh Abraham, are parents to Yonah, Zacharya, Davidi and Natan.

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Eliyahu Stern is Professor of Modern Jewish Intellectual and Cultural History at Yale University. Previously, he was Junior William Golding Fellow in the Humanities at Brasenose College and the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. He is the author of two award-winning monographs, The Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism (Yale University Press in 2012) and Jewish Materialism: The Intellectual Revolution of the 1870s (Yale University Press, 2018). Currently, he is researching the relationship between Jews and right-wing political movements and parties.