Communities With Women Led Torah and/or Megillah Reading

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There are many different women’s tefillah groups around the world, with significant variations in practice. The most variable area concerns the blessings women recite before and after their aliyot. Many women’s tefillah groups frame the Torah service as Limmud Torah (Torah Learning), which means that there is no set halakhic formula for the blessings. As the Torah service is often the centerpiece of the service, we are trying to demystify it and have chosen to share some of those variations here. This is not a comprehensive “how-to” guide, or discussion of all of the different practices of a women’s tefillah group. If you are starting a new women’s tefillah practice, please consult your local posek or poseket about how to decide which variation to use.

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Cleveland, Ohev Tzedek Cedar Sinai

Columbus, Torat Emet


Bala Cynwyd, Sha’arei Orah

Harrisburg, Jewish Community Center

Merion Station, Lechu Neranena

Philadelphia, Mekor Habracha

Philadelphia, The Downtown Shtiebel

Philadelphia, Penn Hillel 

Rhode Island​

Providence, Congregation Beth Sholom


Memphis, Baron Hirsch Synagogue


Dallas, Congregation Shaarei Tefilla
Houston, United Orthodox Synagogue


Seattle, Mercaz Seattle 


Canberra, ACT Jewish Community

Sydney, Maroubra Synagogue and Or Chadash synagogue

Melbourne,  Beit Aharon Synagogue


Efrat, Zemer HaZayit

Haifa, Ahuza Haifa Womens Tefillah

Hoshaya, Mishkan Gil’ad

Jerusalem, Kehillat Yedidya

Jerusalem, Shirat Sara at Machon Pardes

United Kingdom

Manchester (Cheadle), Yeshurun Hebrew Congregation

Radlett (Hertfordshire), Radlett United Synagogue

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