Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis zooms with The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Australia

August 13, 2021 by Community newsdesk
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The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Australia (JOFA) will host Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis for an upcoming event on ZOOM.

Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis

The event, titled “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Q&A with Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis” will be structured as a question-and-answer session.

As many states of Australia are in lockdown, it is hoped that this event will allow people the opportunity to hear from a gifted educator and leader in Israel at a time when travel is not possible.

Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis was recently appointed as the first-ever sole female Rabbanit of Kehillat Shirat HaTamar, an orthodox congregation in Efrat, Israel. Prior to this, Shira had a fellowship with Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Institute for Halachic Leadership where she became certified in the topics of Shabbat, Niddah, Chuppah and Kiddushin, Brachot, and Issur V’Heter.

Before becoming Rabbanit of Shirat HaTamar, she was involved in the community as a member of the city council’s education committee, a member of the board of directors of the Shirat HaTamar community, a mikveh attendant, a volunteer in the Jewish burial society, and a respondent for halakhic questions.

“Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis is an impressive Torah scholar and female trailblazer in the orthodox world,” said Nomi Kaltmann, JOFA Australia president. “We are thrilled to be able to host her and hear about her work as the spiritual leader of Kehillat Shirat HaTamar in Efrat. We look forward to an evening that promises to be a thoughtful and interesting conversation.”

The ZOOM conversation will be structured as a question-and-answer session, in which JOFA Australia is hopeful that the Australian Jewish community can gain advice from Rabbanit Mirvis about her work in progressing the agenda of orthodox women to positions of leadership in orthodox spaces.

“Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis’s new leadership position provides inspiration and hope to many orthodox women around the world,” said Kaltmann. “Her commitment to excellence in Torah scholarship and learning cements her status as an important role model to women around the world, especially those that would like to take on greater leadership roles in the orthodox community,” she said.  “We look forward to welcoming her to Australia and hope that men and women in the community benefit from hearing her.”

Trybooking Link for the event: https://www.trybooking.com/BTNIT

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