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A Pioneering Female Orthodox Leader

Featured in the Jewish Exponent, Devorah Evron—director of the Elga Stulman Women’s Institute for Jewish Studies Nigun Nashim in Israel —spoke at Society Hill Synagogue about her work promoting social equality and progressive leadership opportunities for women in Israel. She will soon complete her studies and take her final qualifying exam to become an Orthodox rabbi. All this despite the fact that she knows women are not recognized as rabbis in Israeli Orthodoxy.

“I am aware, though, of the fact that young women who see women that speak and that teach in Orthodoxy — that gives them role models to follow,” explained Evron.

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