Innovations in Ritual and Halakhah (Law) Around Jewish Divorce

Date: Jul 29, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sponsor: Online Lecture Series

Location: Online

Category: JTS Alumni in the World

Innovations in Ritual and Halakhah (Law) Around Jewish Divorce

Part of our summer learning series JTS Alumni in the World: Scholarship and Impact 

Monday, July 29
1:00–2:30 p.m. EST
Online

With Rabbi Pamela Barmash, PhD (Rabbinical School ’90), Co-Chair of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, The Rabbinical Assembly, and Professor of Hebrew Bible and Biblical Hebrew, Washington University, and Rabbi Karen Reiss Medwed, PhD (Rabbinical School ’95 and List College ’91), member of the Rabbinical Assembly CJLS and Teaching Professor Emerita, Northeastern University

The Zoom link for all sessions in the JTS Alumni in the World: Scholarship and Impact series will be in the confirmation email that you receive after you register. 

Rabbi Pamela Barmash, PhD, is the co-chair of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) of the Rabbinical Assembly and a member of the Joint Beit Din of the Conservative Movement. She is a professor of Hebrew Bible at Washington University in St. Louis. Her scholarly research is in the areas of law and justice and of history and memory. Rabbi Barmash authored the 2022 teshuvah (legal responsum) that presented an egalitarian method for divorce and was approved by the CJLS. 

Rabbi Karen Reiss Medwed, PhD, is a member of the Joint Bet Din of the Conservative Movement, a member of the Rabbinical Assembly Executive Committee and a member of the Rabbinical Assembly CJLS. She is Teaching Professor Emerita at Northeastern University. She is the only certified female-identifying mesadderet gittin (officiator of divorce) currently practicing in the Conservative movement. 

About the Series

Our esteemed JTS alumni are making important contributions through their work as scholars and thought leaders in their fields. Join them this summer for nine outstanding learning sessions. Through their engagement with Jewish text, history, and thought, they are enhancing the spiritual and personal lives of individuals, building more inclusive communities, and preparing the leaders of tomorrow, ensuring a stronger Jewish future.