TOPIC: OPEN YOUR EYES AND DREAM - WOMEN'S EVOLVING LEADERSHIP IN ORTHODOX JUDAISM
Rabba Sara Hurwitz
Rabba Hurwitz is Dean of Yeshivat Maharat, the first Orthodox school to train women as spiritual and halakhic leaders, and serves on the Rabbinic staff at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. Rabba Sara graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University and subsequently completed Drisha’s three-year Scholars Circle Program. She continued her studies for an additional five years under the direction of Rabbi Avi Weiss and was ordained in 2009 by Rabbi Weiss and Rabbi Daniel Sperber. Rabba Sara was named as one of the Jewish Week’s 36 under 36, recognized in the Forward 50 most influential Jewish leaders, Newsweek’s 50 most influential rabbis three years in a row, and is a former teacher in the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning of Westchester; Rabba Sara lives in Riverdale, NY with her husband and three sons.
SPECIAL FAREWELL TRIBUTE
Paul Azaroff, M.A.
A long-time educator in Canada and South Florida, Paul has served on the staff of the Miami Melton school since its inception in 1997 and has been one of its most respected and popular faculty members ever since. Affectionately known to his students as “The Google of Judaism,” the North Miami Beach Melton Campus is named in his honor by his many grateful students and admirers. At the close of this school year, Paul will be retiring from teaching in Miami. Please join in honoring him for his many years of dedication to CAJE, the Melton School and the profession of Jewish education.