Limmud Toronto 2021 has ended
Back To Schedule
Sunday, November 21 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Religious Feminist Education – Do It Yourself!

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.

As a modern Jewish woman, how should I read classical rabbinic texts about women? Should I read them with grace or suspicion? Should I impose modern complexities on the text, or try to walk a mile in the shoes of the ancient sages—reading the text from their perspective? Is it even possible to read historical texts without anachronism? How free should I feel to seek out strong woman predecessors to serve as models for me? These are not simply theoretical questions—they keep sleep from the eyes of feminist religious educators, who feel obligated to their tradition and who ask themselves if traditional and feminist values are mutually exclusive or if they can be contained within a single education.
The Hartman high school for girls in Jerusalem aims to be a laboratory for religious feminist education—teaching girls Torah and Talmud at a high level, teaching them to take part in public rituals and ceremonies, teaching them to be proud of and comfortable in their bodies, making them into leaders who will change the world. Join us as we explore challenges involved in teaching an ancient tradition to young, empowered women, who see traditional texts not just as sources of inspiration but also as sources of authority.

avatar for Renana Ravitsky Pilzer

Renana Ravitsky Pilzer

Dr. Renana Ravitsky Pilzer is Educational Director of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Center for Israeli-Jewish Identity. She works to define the program’s educational direction and the integration of the Institute’s philosophical-pluralistic approach in the program’s curricula... Read More →

Sunday November 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST