27th Schechter Rabbinical Seminary Ordination: Large Class of More Women than Men
Five newly ordained rabbis have joined the ranks of their Masorti/Conservative colleagues tonight in an exciting ceremony in Jerusalem where they were ordained as community and spiritual leaders for Israel.
The ordainees are all distinguished and leading figures. Rabbi Dikla Druckman was born in Ra’anana and will work as a rabbi for TALI schools leading an empowering B’not Mitzvah program for sixth graders. Rabbi Arie Hasit has just formed a new Kehillah in the fast-growing town of Mazkeret Batya where many young professional families are moving. Rabbi Nathalie Lastreger is an active member of the Women of the Wall. She is now the spiritual leader of the Masorti Family Minyan in the northern community of Kfar Vradim. Rabbi Dr. Naomi Dar holds a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Biology from the Hebrew University and is today a Research Fellow at Schechter’s Center for the Study of Bio-social Perspectives on Judaism as well as a community leader of Modi’in’s Kehillat Yedid Nefesh and Rabbi Baruch Greenwald is a social worker who will continue in spiritual mentoring and education.
Since its founding in 1984, the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary has ordained 87 rabbis, 21 of which are women. The five newly-ordained join them tonight.