Anshe Emet Sisterhood: Women and Judaism: Past, Present and Future

This women’s-only series will be presented as individual sessions, each led by a different woman from our community. Each session will reflect women and Judaism and will include topics such as women from the Torah; prominent present-day Jewish women; and Jewish life as a woman, past and present. We will end the series with an educational visit to the Anshe Sholom Mikvah in the fall.

July 11 •  Prominent Present Day Jewish Women with Rabbi Donni Aaron
A look at contemporary Jewish women and how they are impacting our lives.

Rabbi Donni Aaron is a youth and adult educator at Anshe Emet Synagogue. She leads the Ruach service on Shabbat mornings, the Shabbat As you Are service, classes for Interfaith families and tutors b’nai mitzvah students.

July 18 •  Daughters of Tzelofechad with Rabbi Suzanne Griffel
Even as we wandered in the desert, Jewish women were making their voices heard.

Rabbi Suzanne Griffel is a Rabbi in the Jewish Care Services program at Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter in metropolitan Chicago. She had previously served as a rabbi at Congregation Or Chadash and at Hillel at the University of Chicago.

August 8 •  Spirituality in Mothering and Grandmothering with Rabbi Anna Levin
Are you a mother or guardian? A grandmother or have “adopted” grandchildren? Deepen your experience in these timeless roles.

Rabbi Anna Levin serves as the Rabbi and Executive Director at UChicago Hillel. With a passion for Jewish life and social justice, Anna has served as a guest educator for a spectrum of organizations in Chicago including Mishkan, Anshe Emet, Spertus and Interfaith Family.

August 15  A Closer Look at Vashti with Rabbi Heather Altman
There is more to her story than meets the eye!

Rabbi Heather Altman is the founder and creator of Rav Yoga. She has led Tefillah Yoga services for youth and adults on retreats and at numerous congregations. Her High Holiday services  integrate yoga as well, allowing individuals to create their intentions for the new year within a spiritual and supportive context.

August 29 •   Women in Judaism with Cantor Elizabeth Berke 
How did our journey begin and where is it going?

Cantor Liz is Anshe Emet’s Director of Continuing Education. She is originally from Rochester, NY, and graduated from Cornell University with Distinction in All Subjects, majoring in History. She attended the JTS, where she was invested as a Hazzan and also completed a Masters in Jewish Education. 

Fee is $50 for those that have paid Anshe Emet Sisterhood dues and $75 for those that have not. Price includes attendance for as many sessions you can attend, as well as the Mikvah event.  Click here to register.