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Sunday, March 19 • 17:00 - 17:45
Open Orthodoxy and Liberal Jews

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Over the past decade the Open Orthodoxy movement, whose innovations have included the approval of more ritual participation for Orthodox women, the ordination of women, more embracing of LGTB Jews and of intellectual criticism as well as welcoming inter-denominational and inter-faith conversation has become increasingly visible and popular. For Liberal Jews watching on the sidelines, reactions have ranged from delight and cheering on of new allies, to a slightly cynical "been there, done that". This panel will discuss what Open Orthodoxy can mean for Liberal Jews and the possibilities and limits for dialogue and cross-pollination.

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Bat Sheva Marcus

Clinical Director, Maze Women's Sexual Health
The New York Times called her "The Orthodox Sex Guru". Bat Sheva Marcus, is one of the founders and the Clinical Director of Maze Women's Sexual Health. One of the largest centers of its kind in the world, the center is dedicated to helping women with a wide variety of sexual issues. Bat Sheva earned her PhD in Human Sexuality at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, CA., She also holds a master's degree in... Read More →
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Aurora Mendelsohn

Aurora Mendelsohn earned a PhD in cognitive psychology and currently works in institutional research at the University of Toronto. She has written about the intersection of Jewish ritual and liturgy, feminism and parenting for more than a decade (in the Toronto Star, the Forward, Sh'ma, and Lilth) and blogs at RainbowTallitBaby. She is a cofounder of Hagbah, a discussion group for observant, progressive, feminist Jews. Her connection with... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 17:00 - 17:45
G3 16th Floor

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