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19th July 2015
Rabbi Kaplan, the Rabbi of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, will not advocate for or reject partnership minyanim. He will share his perspective on the halachic and wider considerations.
5th July 2015
Kavod Hatzibbur – the honour of the congregation, is cited as the principle upon which partnership minyanim are based. Rabbi Davies believes that for there to be a sophisticated and open discussion about this topic, we must familiarise ourselves with the Talmud’s exploration of Kavod with regard to Aliyot. He also believe that it is problematic for us to describe partnership minyanim as merely permitted, as if such a thing were inherently undesirable, but nonetheless allowed as an unfortunate consequence of modernity. When in reality, the opposite may be true for many congregations, and indeed calling women to read from the Torah must be an obligation for them. This talk is an opportunity for you to gain that familiarity with the Gemara, and develop confidence and understanding in the halachic basis for calling women to read from the Torah.
14th June 2015
1st March 2015
Lindsey will examine some of the main halakhic issues involved in Partnership Minyanim. Including, different levels of obligation in prayer, women’s participation in public Torah reading and women’s handling of Torah scrolls. Lindsey will also share some resources for learning more about these topics.
Lindsey is an engaging and popular speaker. She has taught and developed courses at LSJS for over ten years and teaches regularly in many synagogues. She edits books for the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization and has written articles and book reviews for the Jewish Chronicle. Lindsey is a graduate of the LSJS Susi Bradfield Women Educators’ Programme.