Memorial to Maureen is a celebration of women

TOGETHER: The Women in Judaism Committee. From left: Rebbetzen Nechama Atlas, Dr Tamra Wright, Rebbetzen Jacqueline Feldman, Ria Willocq, Rabbanit Gilla Rosen and Sally Halon

A HALF-day Festival of Learning, in memory of renowned Jewish educator Maureen Kendler, took place on Sunday at Yeshurun Hebrew Congregation.

The event, organised by Yeshurun’s Women in Judaism Group, hosted a number of top female educators from Israel and the UK.

Keynote speaker was Rabbanit Gilla Rosen, from the Yakar Centre for Torah and Creativity in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, who spoke on ‘Beyond The Letter of the Law: Does Jewish Law Leave Room for Independent Ethical Judgement?’

Other speakers were Rebbetzen Nechama Atlas, rebbetzen Jacqueline Feldman, of Bushey United Synagogue, Dr Tamra Wright, of the London School of Jewish Studies, the Israeli Information Centre’s Ria Willocq and Yehsurun’s Rebbetzen Nechama Atlas.

The afternoon in Gatley — sponsored by the Office of the Chief Rabbi —ended with an ‘Ask the Rebbetzen’ panel and a short film of Maureen speaking at a JDov event in 2013.

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