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FÜHRENDE UND EINFLUSSREICHE FRAUEN DER MODERNEN ORTHODOXIE LEHREN TORA

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(Meeting ID: 849-671-0843 / Passwort: siehe ICZ Newsletter)

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MIZPE – ICZ Lernprogramm | Mai 2022 – Juli 2022 | Ijar – Tamus 5782

 

Willkommen im achten Semester von MIZPE.

MIZPE, das Lernprogramm des ICZ Rabbinats, startet ins achte Semester. In kurzer Zeit fand es grosse Beliebtheit quer durch die Gemeinde und konnte unzählige Personen unabhängig von Alter, religiösem Hintergrund und Vorwissen für klassische Literatur, moderne Interpretationen und jüdisches Lernen begeistern.

 

Nebst den traditionellen Schiurim, die seit jeher im Angebot des Rabbinats stehen, finden Sie im neuen Semester auch Veranstaltungen, die das Thema “Führende und einflussreiche Frauen der modernen Orthodoxie lehren Tora” beleuchten.

 

Jüdische Frauen sind heute in religiösen Führungspostionen. Sie sind „Spiritual Leaders“ in Gemeinden,
fungieren als halachische Beraterinnen, führen Lehrinstitutionen und unterrichten Tora. Sie lehren und prägen die nächste Generation.


Zoom gibt uns die einmalige Möglichkeit, dass diese führenden Frauen in Israel und Amerika dieses Semester
– auf Englisch – in MIZPE unterrichten und von ihren Erfahrungen berichten.

 

Wir laden Sie herzlich zum Frühlingssemester 2022 ein.

 

 

 

Hinweise zum Frühlingssemester 2022

Detaillierte Informationen zu den einzelnen Schiurim und Inhalten sowie die Biografien der Dozierenden finden Sie unter: www.icz.org/mizpe (→ Schiurim /Dozenten).

 

Die Teilnahme an den Mizpe-Veranstaltungen ist für ICZ-Mitglieder und Mitglieder einer anderen jüdischen Gemeinde in der Schweiz kostenlos. Für alle anderen wird eine pauschale Semestergebühr von CHF 80 erhoben. Um Zugang zu erhalten, kontaktieren Sie uns bitte unter: rabbinat@icz.org

 

Schiurim

FÜHRENDE UND EINFLUSSREICHE FRAUEN DER MODERNEN ORTHODOXIE LEHREN TORA

 

Unten finden Sie die detaillierten Beschreibungen der einzelnen Schiurim des Frühlingsemesters 2022.

 

 

Orthodox Women in Religious Leadership Positions
Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis

Sonntag, 01. Mai um 20:00 Uhr
via Zoom

Orthodox Women in Religious Leadership Positions

The question of women in religious leadership positions has been around for a long time. Despite the questions and doubts, there are women who have led in religious positions for centuries. In this lecture, we will study classical texts that deal with women in halachic leadership positions. To bring it all to life, we will also learn about remarkable women who served in leadership positions in Sephardic communities; Rabbanit Frecha-Flora Sasson and Rabbanit Asenath Barzani. Studying these significant figures will give us an important perspective as to the reality of women in halachic leadership positions.

 

Jewish Women’s Identity Today
Rabbanit Dr. Michal Tikochinsky

Der Schiur wird verschoben
via Zoom
“In my lecture, I will focus on the difficult question of Jewish women’s identity in our generation. At the heart of the discussion will be the conflict between the aspiration for full equality and the attempt to create a model of a Jewish woman that has a personality and separate status within Halakha. The trigger for this discussion stems from a Halakhic question that was posed to me and the different solutions to this question. These reveal the dilemmas which accompany the changing reality for women today as they encounter Halakha.”

 

Reading the Women of the Talmud
Gila Fine

Dienstag, 17. Mai um 20:00 Uhr
via Zoom

How does the Talmud treat its women? Are they subversive characters or sexist caricatures? And how far can we go in finding feminism in their stories?

An exercise in reading talmudic women, through the comedic tale of Yalta the shrew.

 

Resilient Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty
Dr. Erica Brown

Montag, 23. Mai um 20:30 Uhr
via Zoom

Resilient Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty: This interactive session will explore aspects of uncertainty as they appear in recent life across the globe and specifically in the book of Bamidbar, a biblical book filled with narratives of collapsed leadership. We will ask and try to answer how to function and triumph in such murky, liminal spaces and times.

 

Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy
Dr. Yael Ziegler

Dienstag, 31. Mai um 20:00 Uhr
via Zoom

“Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy”

Ruth takes place during the time of the Judges, a period characterized by the failure of leadership and the unravelling of Israel’s social infrastructure, which culminates in civil war. Anonymous characters at the Book of Judges’ conclusion point to a prevailing alienation between members of society, accounting for the cruelty exhibited by individuals towards one another in those final chapters. We will see that the Book of Ruth acts as a corrective to the book of Judges, moving society from dysfunctional leadership to monarchy and from an alienated society to a cohesive one.

 

A Beit Midrash of her own: The Transformative World of Womens Torah Study
Rabbanit Nechama Barash

Dienstag, 07. Juni um 20:00 Uhr
via Zoom
In this shiur we will examine the Talmudic sources that initially served to limit women’s ability to engage with all Torah text and the shift that occurred in the 19th and 20th centuries as educational opportunities for women began to open up in Jewish communities that led to women’s Batei Midrash and increased leadership positions for women knowledgeable in rabbinic and halakhic texts.

 

These and those are the words of the living G-d: Is there room for diversity within halacha?
Rabbanit Shayna Goldberg

Montag, 20. Juni um 20:00 Uhr
via Zoom
“These and those are the words of the living G-d:”

Is there room for diversity within halacha?

This lecture will explore the halachic basis for having multiple approaches to different areas of Jewish living and will discuss how this concept impacts our lives today.

 

A Feminist Reading of Midrash
Dr. Renana Ravitsky Pilzer

Dienstag, 28. Juni um 20:00 Uhr
via Zoom
As a modern Jewish woman, how should I read classical rabbinic texts about women? Should I read them with grace or suspicion? Should I impose modern complexities on the text, or try to walk a mile in the shoes of the ancient sages – reading the text from their perspective? How free should I feel to seek out strong woman predecessors to serve as models for me? These are not simply theoretical questions – they keep sleep from the eyes of feminist religious women, who feel obligated to their tradition and who ask themselves if traditional and feminist values are mutually exclusive or if they can be contained within a single system of beliefs.

This shiur will explore challenges involved in studying an ancient tradition and seeing traditional texts not just as sources of inspiration but also as sources of authority.

 

The Women‘s Torah Learning Revolution
Rabbanit Nomi Berman

Montag, 04. Juli um 20.00 Uhr
via Zoom
Over the course of the last century, there has been a quiet revolution in the world of Torah education for women.  In this class, we will look at some of the earlier Rabbinic sources that are the underpinnings of that revolution, discuss some of the major turning points in the modern period, and end with an assessment of where things currently stand.

 

Prophetess, Leader, and Dancer: A Special Experiential Session on Miriam and Leadership
Yael Untermann

Dienstag, 12. Juli um 20:00 Uhr
via Zoom
In this unique session, we’ll experience the “Bibliodrama” technique, invented by Professor Peter Pitzele of Harvard University. We’ll step into in the shoes of Torah characters, to try to understand their world from the inside. It is not acting, it’s like creating modern Midrash. The specific story we will experience will be that of Miriam, and through her we will engage in an important conversation about female leadership.

 

Philosophie in der Moderne
lic. phil. Ruth Gellis

Montags (zweiwöchentlich)  um 10:30 Uhr
via Zoom

In diesem regelmässigen Schiur behandeln wir philosophische und weltanschauliche Texte zu verschiedenen Themen. Im Moment studieren wir Martin Buber, sein Leben und sein Denken. Wir werden in diesem Semester vermutlich auch Schriften von Rabbi Sacks, Micha Goodman und von anderen Denkern und Gelehrten lesen und diskutieren.

 

Halacha ganz praktisch
Rabbiner Arik Speaker

Montags (wöchentlich) um 16.45 Uhr
Den Link zum Schiur von Rav Speaker finden Sie unter: → Online

 

Schmuel II
Rabbiner Arik Speaker

Montags (wöchentlich) um 17.30 Uhr
Den Link zum Schiur von Rav Speaker finden Sie unter: → Online

 

Die Haftarot (Propheten-Vorlesung am Schabbat) – Traditioneller Damenschiur
Israel Breslauer

Dienstags (wöchentlich) um 12.00 Uhr
via Zoom

Die Haftarot sind ein Teil der wöchentlichen Lesung am Schabbat in der Synagoge. Neben der Parascha aus der Thora bilden die Haftarot jeweils die ergänzende Stimme der Propheten. In diesem Schiur werden wir den tieferen Zusammenhang zwischen Parascha und Haftara genauer anschauen und darüber reflektieren. Darüber hinaus betrachten wir immer wieder einige der grundlegenden und archaischen Situationen der menschlichen Beziehungen und Verhaltensweisen im Buch Bereschit; die rabbinische Exegese wird dabei mit einer empathischen psychologischen Sicht kombiniert.

 

Pirkei avot, des thèmes d’actualité
Rabbiner Arik Speaker

Vendredi (une semaine sur deux – en français) à 10.30 heures
via Zoom

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Musikalische Einstimmung auf die Hohen Feiertage

Aufzeichnung des Schiurs vom 29.08.2019

Die Nigunim (Melodien) von Rosch Haschana und Jom Kippur schaffen in unseren G’ttesdiensten eine besondere spirituelle Atmosphäre, die sich verstärkt, je mehr Teilnehmende diese Nigunim kennen und mitsingen.

An diesem Workshop sangen wir zusammen mit unserem Chasan Amichai Gutermann bekannte und neuere Nigunim der hohen Feiertage. Die im Workshop eingeübten Nigunim werden sowohl in der Synagoge Löwenstrasse als auch im Gemeindehaus gesungen.

Unser Rabbinatsassisten Michel Bollag erklärte zudem die Bedeutung der Gebete der Hohen Feiertage.

Übungsbeispiele von Chasan Amichai Gutermann

Parascha Talk mit Rabbiner Noam Hertig

Den wöchentlichen Parascha Talk von Rabbiner Noam Hertig finden Sie auf dem YouTube-Kanal der ICZ.

Weitere Lernmöglichkeiten

Schiur mit Rav Arik Speaker

Dozenten

 

 

Rabbanit Nechama Barash
Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash, made aliyah from Philadelphia over 25 years ago after graduating from Stern College. She studied for three years in Matan’s Advanced Talmud Institute and finished a master’s degree in Talmud at Bar-Ilan University. She is also graduate of Nishmat’s Yoetzet Halacha program and Matan’s advanced halakha program, Hilkhata. She teaches contemporary halakha and Talmud at Matan and Pardes, as well as Talmud and women and halakha in Torah V’Avodah, a Bnei Akiva gap year program based in Matan. She is currently working on a book dealing with matters of gender and halakha.

 

Rabbanit Nomi Berman
Nomi Berman is currently the Rosh Beit Midrash of Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem, where she has served over the years on the Talmud, Halacha, and Tanach faculty. She previously studied in the Midrasha’s Shana Aleph, Shana Bet, and Bruria Scholars Program, a 3-year program of intensive Talmud studies. In addition to her studies at Lindenbaum, Nomi completed her B.A. at Stern College and studied in the Talmud department at Bar Ilan University. As a team, Nomi and her husband Rabbi Todd Berman pioneered the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC), a program co-sponsored by the OU and Hillel which brings Rabbinic couples to university campuses. They served as the first JLIC couple at Brandeis University before returning to their current home in Efrat, Israel.

 

Dr. phil. Richard Breslauer
Israel (Richard) Breslauer wurde 1951 in Zürich geboren. Er studierte von 1980-1984 Politikwissenschaft und Jüdische Philosophie an der Bar Ilan Universität in Israel. Es folgte ein Studium der Judaistik an der Universität Luzern, wo er 2001 promovierte.

Israel Breslauer war langjähriger Dozent am Zürcher Lehrhaus sowie Lehrbeauftragter an den Universitäten Basel und Luzern im Bereich Jüdische Studien. Darüber hinaus arbeitet er als Bankdirektor in Zürich.

Dr. Erica Brown
Dr. Erica Brown is the Vice Provost for Values and Leadership at Yeshiva University and the founding director of its Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks/Herenstein Center for Values and Leadership. She previously served as the director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership and an associate professor of curriculum and pedagogy at The George Washington University. Erica is the author of twelve books on leadership, the Hebrew Bible and spirituality. Erica has a daily podcast, “Take Your Soul to Work.” Her latest book Esther: Power, Fate and Fragility in Exile (Maggid) was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.

Erica is also the author of Jonah: The Reluctant Prophet, Take Your Soul to Work: 365 Meditations on Every Day Leadership and Happier Endings: A Meditation on Life and Death (Simon and Schuster), which won both the Wilbur and Nautilus awards for spiritual writing. Her previous books include Inspired Jewish Leadership, a National Jewish Book Award finalist, Spiritual Boredom, Confronting Scandal and co-authored The Case for Jewish Peoplehood (All Jewish Lights). She also wrote Seder Talk: A Conversational Haggada, Leadership in the Wilderness, In the Narrow Places and Return: Daily Inspiration for the Days of Awe (All OU/Koren). She is currently working on a commentary on Ecclesiastes (Maggid).

She has been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Tablet, First Things, and The Jewish Review of Books and wrote a monthly column for the New York Jewish Week. She has blogged for Psychology Today, Newsweek/Washington Post’s “On Faith” and JTA and tweeted on one page of Talmud study a day at DrEricaBrown. She has master’s degrees from the Institute of Education (University of London), Jews’ College (University of London) and Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Baltimore Hebrew University. Erica was a Jerusalem Fellow, is a faculty member of the Wexner Foundation, an Avi Chai Fellow and the recipient of the 2009 Covenant Award for her work in education. She was the scholar-in-residence at both The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston and as the community scholar for the Jewish Center of New York. She currently serves as a community scholar for Congregation Etz Chaim in Livingston, NJ.

Gila Fine
Gila Fine is a teacher of Aggada, exploring the tales of the Talmud through philosophy, literary criticism, psychoanalysis, and pop-culture. She is faculty member of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, the London School of Jewish Studies, the Nachshon Project, and Amudim Seminary, and has taught thousands at communities and conferences across the Jewish world. Haaretz has called her “a young woman on her way to becoming one of the more outstanding Jewish thinkers of the next generation.”

 

lic. phil. Ruth Gellis
Ruth Gellis ist Projektleiterin im Bereich interreligiöser Dialog der ICZ. Sie hat Geschichte und Pädagogik studiert. Während 20 Jahren war sie Rektorin der ICZ Religionsschule und somit verantwortlich für das Pädagogische der Gemeinde, was die Bereiche Vorkindergarten, Kindergarten, Religionsunterricht und Erwachsenenkurse abdeckte. Ruth ist Mitglied im Zürcher Forum der Religionen und vertritt dort die ICZ. Zudem wirkt sie in der Arbeitsgruppe für „Kultur und Religion“ des Zürcher Volksschulamt mit, in welcher die Schulfächer „teaching about religion” für die Primar- und Oberstufe ausgearbeitet werden.

Rabbanit Shayna Goldberg
Shayna Goldberg (née Lerner) teaches Israeli and American post-high school students and serves as mashgicha ruchanit in the Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women in Migdal Oz, an affiliate of Yeshivat Har Etzion. She is a Nishmat Yoetzet Halacha, a contributing editor for Deracheha: Womenandmitzvot.org, a frequent blogger for Times of Israel and the author of the book What Do You Really Want? Trust and Fear in Decision Making at Life’s Crossroads and in Everyday Living (Maggid, 2021). Prior to making aliya in 2011, she worked as a Yoetzet Halacha for several New Jersey synagogues and taught at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School in Teaneck. She lives in Alon Shevut, Israel, with her husband, Judah, and their five children.

 

Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis
Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis is the Rabbanit of the Shirat HaTamar congregation in Efrat. Prior to that, she was a Fellow at 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.

In addition to being Rabbanit of Shirat HaTamar, she is involved in the community as a member of the city council’s education committee, a member of the mikvah committee, volunteers for the “Chevra Kadisha” (burial committee), and answers halachic questions.

At the same time, Shira manages a Vlog called “Daf MiShelahen” on the topic of Daf Yomi in collaboration with the Hadran organization, in addition to a podcast about the weekly Parsha called “Parsha Mishelahen” with Makor Rishon.

Shira is a member of the Beit Hillel Rabbinical Organization and takes an active part in the Meshivat Nefesh website in responding to halachic questions. Shira is a Fellow in the Mandel Program for Leadership in Jewish Culture. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Informatics from Bar Ilan University and lives in the Tamar neighborhood in Efrat with Shlomo and their five children.

 

Dr. Renana Ravitsky Pilzer
is Educational Director of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Center for Israeli-Jewish Identity. She works to define the program’s educational direction and the integration of the Institute’s philosophical-pluralistic approach in the program’s curricula and teaching. Renana has studied and worked at the Institute for many years in different capacities. Among her positions, she served as the co-director of the Melamdim School for Teacher Training, and for the past several years as the head of the Beit Midrash at the Midrashiya Girls High School, leading an experiment to develop the school’s Orthodox feminist curriculum. She continues to fill roles at the Midrashiya and as a Kogod Center research fellow. Renana’s academic interest focuses on Jewish thought and Midrash. She received her doctorate in Midrash and Gender in the Bar Ilan University Gender Studies Program. Renana is a graduate of and former teacher in the Elul Beit Midrash and is one of the founders and leaders of Kehilat Shira Hadasha in Jerusalem. She is married to Mennie and a mother of four.

Rabbiner Arik Speaker
studierte Tora an der Jeschiwat Ma’ale Adumim und schloss das Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Universität Bar-Ilan mit einem B.A. ab. Seine Studien über die Geschichte des Judentums in den USA setzte er in Haifa fort und schloss mit einem Master ab. Die Ordination zum Rabbiner erhielt er 2007 von Rabbiner Schlomo Riskin. Von 2007 bis 2011 war er Assistenzrabbiner in der ICZ. Rabbiner Speaker ist Direktor der Mechina Migdal Oz in Israel, ein Ausbildungsprogramm, in welchem sich Mittelschüler/innen nach Abschluss ihrer Schulzeit auf den israelischen Militärdienst oder den Zivildienst vorbereiten können.

Rabbanit Dr. Michal Tikochinsky

Rabbanit Dr. Michal Tikochinsky is one of the leading women Talmud scholars and educators in the world today, a sought after lecturer in Talmud, Jewish law and women’s issues. She holds a Master’s Degree in Law and a Doctorate in Talmud from Bar Ilan University.

Through her scholarly and incisive articles and books Rabbanit Tikochinsky has had a profound influence on the Halakhic discourse regarding women’s issues. She has also established an umbrella organization for women Torah scholars in educational leadership positions, enabling greater collaboration and support between women Torah leaders and institutions, and facilitating the transformation of women’s Torah study into an organized movement. She is in the process of publishing two additional books, one regarding the encounter between women and Jewish law, and the second, a collection of sermons on the weekly Torah portion.

Michal lectures at Shalem College and at Herzog College, as well as at the Bronfman Fellowship Program. In addition, she heads the Women’s Beit Midrash at Heichal Shlomo as well as the Halakha program at Midreshet Migdal Oz.

Additionally Michal is a member of the leadership of the Tzohar Rabbinic organization, publishes a weekly column on Parashat Shavua as well as a column on Halakha in the magazine “Nashim”.

Rabbanit Tikochinsky was born and raised in Israel. She is married and resides with her husband and seven children in the community of Nof Ayalon.

Yael Unterman
Yael Unterman is an international lecturer, author, and Bibliodrama facilitator. She grew up in Manchester and moved to Jerusalem. She holds MAs in Jewish History and Creative Writing. Her books are Nehama Leibowitz: Teacher and Bible Scholar (finalist, 2009 National Jewish Book Awards) and The Hidden of Things: Twelve Stories of Love & Longing (finalist, 2015 USA Best Book Awards). She has lectured in many locations worldwide, and has also facilitated nearly 600 Bibliodrama workshops for Jews and non-Jews of various backgrounds. She has also published numerous essays, stories, and reviews, and created and performed her own biblical solo show, “After Eden”.

Dr. Yael Ziegler
Dr. Yael Ziegler is the Rosh Batei Midrash and Academic Director of Matan and and Assistant Professor in Tanakh at Herzog College. She received her BA from Stern College and an MA and Ph.D. in Bible at Bar Ilan University. Dr. Ziegler has lectured widely on various Tanakh topics in Israel, the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and Europe. Dr. Ziegler is the author of Promises to Keep: The Oath in Biblical Narrative and Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy, which has been translated into Hebrew. Her book: Lamentations: Faith in a Turbulent World was released in June, 2021 and is currently being translated into Hebrew. She is currently working on a book on Exodus