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In the mood for clever feminist art that is at once subversive and respectful of Jewish text? Then check out Drisha’s exhibit and afternoon of performances by its Arts Fellows on Sunday at 2 p.m.
There were a couple of notable things about the annual dinner held on Mother’s Day by the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. The dinner celebrated the 30th anniversary of Drisha — a small but influential center for women’s advanced Torah study where I’m concluding a year of learning as an Arts Fellow.
Drisha’s currently most famous alumna is Maharat Sara Hurwitz the in-all-but-name female Orthodox rabbi working as an educator and spiritual guide at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. She’s a graduate of the Drisha Scholar’s Circle, a three-year course of study comparable to what men learn on their way to earning rabbinic ordination, and was honored at the dinner along with two Drisha lay leaders.