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Saturday, February 15 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Panel Discussion: A Search for Spirituality as Defined (or Not Defined) by Jewish Law

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How do you enhance traditional prayer services within the boundaries of the Jewish legal system? We will discuss independent and partnership services from egalitarian minyanim (prayer groups) to “Shira Hadasha,” and consider what it means to invest in service learning/Tikun-Olam (repair the world) programs to create a more ethical society.


Nahum Twersky

Nahum Twersky is a marketing executive for fortune 100 companies. He is a board member and advisor to many Jewish non profits in America and Israel. His education includes an MBA, MS in Jewish philosophy, and Rabbinical Ordination from Rav Soloveitchik at Yeshiva University.


Kenneth Brander

Kenneth Brander is Yeshiva University's vice president for university and community life and dean of The Center for the Jewish Future. He is also the Rabbi Emeritus of the Boca Raton Synagogue and founder of the Weinbaum Yeshiva High School. He received ordination from YU where he served as the personal aide to Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik. He is currently a PhD (ABD) candidate in general philosophy.

Renana Ravitsky Pilzer

Renana Ravitzky Pilzer is the Head of the Beit Midrash at the Hartman High School for Girls, where she is developing the Midrashiya's Orthodox feminist curriculum. She previously served as co-director of the Melamdim School for Teacher Training, which is run in partnership with Tel Aviv University. Renana is a former teacher in the Elul Beit Midrash and a founder and leader of Kehilat Shira Hadasha in Jerusalem.  Currently she is pursuing... Read More →

Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker is co-founder, rosh yeshiva, and chair in Jewish Law at Mechon Hadar. He was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a PhD in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Harvard College. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he was a co-founder of Kehilat Hadar and a winner of the first Grinspoon Foundation Social Entrepreneur Fellowship. From 2011-2013, he was named one of the top 50 rabbis in... Read More →

Mary Zamore

Rabbi Mary L. Zamore was ordained from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of | Religion in 1997. A graduate of Columbia College, New York, she has also studied at Yad  | Vashem and Machon Pardes. An active writer, Rabbi Zamore is the editor of and a contributing author to The Sacred Table: Creating a Jewish Food Ethic (CCAR Press, 2011) which was  | designated a finalist by the National Jewish Book Awards. She blogs for the... Read More →

Saturday February 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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