Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Linderman Library, 200
30 Library Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015
The Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies presents Tapping on the Stained Glass Ceiling: The Ordination of Orthodox Jewish Women with speaker Michal Raucher, Rutgers University.
Dozens of Orthodox Jewish women have been ordained as rabbis since 2013, when the first class graduated from Yeshivat Maharat, the only Orthodox
seminary ordaining women in North America. Their arduous education and institutional certification have endowed them with ostensible authority.
Nevertheless, these women have yet to be widely accepted as rabbis in the particular Jewish communities in which they work. Based on interviews with and observations of women who have been ordained in Israel and North America, this lecture explores how women come to be recognized as Orthodox rabbis.
This lecture is free and open to the public.