Orthodox Feminism

Orthodox Feminism

December 12, 2018 | 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Pioneer Valley
Jewish Community of Amherst
742 Main St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Rabbi Lila Kagedan is the first Orthodox woman to adopt the title of rabbi, having received her ordination in 2015 from Yeshivat Maharat, the Orthodox women’s religious training program in Riverdale, NY, founded by Rabbi Avi Weiss. She deliberately chose the traditional title over the coinage Dzrabba,dz the recent term-of-art applied to Orthodox women in rabbinic roles. We are honored to welcome her to the JCA for a public conversation with Rabbi Weiner, in which they will discuss her professional and spiritual journey, the achievements and challenges of her trailblazing path, changes and variations in the roles for women in modern Jewish orthodoxy, and other aspects of her remarkably diverse and accomplished work.

Rabbi Lila Kagedan is a dual Canadian and American citizen, and holds degrees and certificates from Midreshet Lindenbaum, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Toronto, Harvard University, the Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Massachusetts General Hospital and is a Shalom Hartman Institute RLI fellow. She is also a Hadassah Brandeis Institute-Gender, Culture, Religion and Law Research Associate. After ordination in early 2016 she assumed a post at the New Jersey Orthodox synagogue Mount Freedom Jewish Center. She is now the senior rabbi at the Walnut Street Synagogue in Chelsea, Massachusetts. She is also the founder of the Sulam School in Brookline. Rabbi Kagedan is an instructor of bioethics at New York Medical College and is a clinical ethicist as well as a chaplain in hospitals and hospices. She is currently studying for a Yadin Yadin smicha.

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