Planning Your Orthodox Feminist Wedding
May 19, 2015 | 8:30PM Eastern
A wedding can be the happiest day of your life, filled with excitement and stress, of love and unity, a divisive event for an otherwise peaceful family, or all of the above. While many struggle with the balance of Orthodoxy and Feminism, the wedding can be both a challenging and beautiful way to express both identities. How will your wedding, or the wedding of a loved one, be reflective of your Orthodox feminist values? Join us for a conversation that will address the halakhic considerations for planning an Orthodox Feminist wedding, as well as review suggestions for creating a wedding that is inclusive of women and more equal with regards to roles of the bride and groom.
Presented by Lila Kagedan and moderated by Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg.
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Lila Kagedan is a consultant, lecturer, activist and educator in the areas of global health, ethics, religion and education and is a student at Harvard University. Lila works in clinical ethics and chaplaincy and is currently completing the Jerusalem Rabbinate ordination tests privately and smicha studies at Yeshiva Maharat. Lila is the founder of the Sulam school and is a halachic resource to a variety of religious institutions. She has been writing and researching the topic of kiddushin, agunot and the role of Orthodox women in Jewish marriage ceremonies for over a decade. She has officiated at several Orthodox weddings and is a resource to couples and clergy as they navigate throughthe aspect of halacha in wedding planning. Lila completed the kallah teacher training workshop and is currently writing a book about the necessary evolution of Orthodox wedding ceremonies as they impact the lives of women.
Sharon Weiss-Greenberg is the Executive Director of JOFA. She has served as an educator and leader in the Jewish community. Previously, she was the Director of Recruitment for Yeshivat Maharat. She was the Director of Online Engagement at the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education. Sharon earned her doctorate at New York University in Education and Jewish Studies, having concentrated on the female staff experience in the Jewish summer camp setting. She is an alumnus of the Wexner Fellow/Davidson Scholarship graduate program. Sharon has served as the co-director and Orthodox adviser of the Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus Initiative Harvard Hillel and as the first Orthodox woman chaplain at Harvard University. Sharon was the Rosh Moshava (Head of Camp) at Camp Stone in Pennsylvania. She has taught at Yeshiva University High School for Girls in New York, Yavneh Academy in New Jersey, and the Denver Academy of Torah High School. She studied Talmud and Halakha at The Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. She received her Masters in Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Yeshiva University and received a B.A. in Sociology and Jewish History from Yeshiva University. Sharon can be reached at [email protected].
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