In Conversation with Rabbanit Evron

August 5, 2021 by Community newsdesk
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The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Australia (JOFA) hosted Rabbanit Devorah Evron on Zoom.

“In Conversation with Rabbanit Evron” was facilitated by experienced moderator and JOFA Australia board member Frances Prince, who is also an Executive Member of the Jewish Community Council Victoria (JCCV).

With more than 14 million Australians currently in some form of lockdown, the event gave Australians an opportunity to hear from a gifted educator and leader in Israel at a time when travel is not possible.

With participants on the ZOOM webinar coming from across the globe including the United States, United Kingdom and Israel as well as multiple states in Australia, it truly was an international event.

Rabbanit Devorah Evron spoke about her commitment to Torah scholarship and learning that has lead her to become the director of the Ohr Torah Stone’s Susi Bradfield Women Institute of Halakhic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum and the first-ever female spiritual leader of Bar Ilan university.

“Rabbanit Devorah Evron is an impressive Torah scholar and we were very excited to host her for the first time in Australia, particularly in light of her recent appointment as the first-ever spiritual leader of Bar Ilan University in Israel,” said Nomi Kaltmann, JOFA Australia president. “Her talk on ZOOM was very engaging and focused on practical ways that Orthodox women can continue to promote their inclusion in all areas of life.”

Frances Prince facilitated the ZOOM conversation that focused on four main areas, including Rabbanit Evron’s religious upbringing, her journey in Jewish education, the six-year training program she recently completed and her view on the future of the evolving role of Orthodox Jewish women.

“Rabbanit Devorah Evron’s demonstrates a deep commitment to Torah scholarship and learning that inspires many young women as they see her as a role model demonstrating the opportunities that exist today for Orthodox women who would like to further their studies,” said Prince, a board member of JOFA Australia.  “We look forward to welcoming her back again to Australia and hope that next time it will be in person.”

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