Rachel Keren will be our scholar in residence June 26-27
Rachel Keren received her BA and MA from Hebrew University in Jewish Philosophy and History. She is a graduate of the School for Educational Leadership of the Mandel Foundation in Jerusalem (2000-2001). From 1982 until 1999, she taught at "Shaked" High school, a regional school of the Kibbutz Hadati movement in Sde Eliahu. She also she served as a Jewish education adviser and created Jewish studies programs for Hebrew schools in Amsterdam for 3 years and served as the head of the Midrasha of the Kibbutz Hadati in Ein Hanatziv for 5 years. She is currently a senior lecturer of the Midrasha and the Director of Educational Development. Since September of 2006, she has been chair of "Kolech," a forum of religious feminist women in Israel.
Her topics wil be:
R. Rephael Aharon Ben Shimon – the chief Rabbi of Egypt between 1890-1920 and his halachic solution for Agunot – most interesting, astonishing and very actual.
Between Halacha and Meta-halacha;
Shiur in Midrash.