Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

L.A.'s First Female Orthodox Congregational Rabbi

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Jerome Richfield 217

Alissa Thomas-NewbornAlissa Thomas-Newborn, L.A.'s first female Orthodox congregational rabbi (her title is officially "Morah" – teacher), will speak about women's changing roles in Judaism.

After serving for 8 months as an intern, Thomas-Newborn was hired as a full-time clergy in the Los Angeles synagogue Congregation B'nai David-Judea.  She was ordained in May, 2015 at the New York seminary called Yeshivat Maharat ("Maharat" is an acronym for "manhiga hilchatit ruchanit Toranit" - female leader of Jewish law, spirit and Torah).

For your convenience, a map to the event is provided.

Space limited - RSVP required.  Please call (818) 677-4724 or email to request a seat.