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Sunday, February 17 • 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Hear Our Voice: Perspectives from Women on the Bimah

Does gender affect a clergy-person’s role? Can clergy establish a work life balance? And is there a difference in perspective working in a congregation or a non-profit? Join Rabbi Jodi Kornfeld from Beth Chaverim Humansitic Jewish Community in Deerfield; Rachel Finegold, the Education and Ritual director of Anshe Shalom Bnai Israel Congregation in Chicago; Ari Moffic, Director of InterfaithFamily/Chicago; and Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann from Mishkan Chicago in discussing these questions and more.


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Debbie Rusnak

Deb Rusnak, panel facilitator,  is a member of the executive committee of Beth Chaverim Humanistic Jewish Community.  She attended Limmud last year for the first time and joined the planning committee to help with Limmud Chicago 2013.  She is a pediatric ophthalmologist on the Northshore of Chicago.

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Rachel Finegold

Rachel Kohl Finegold is the Education & Ritual Director at Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago. Rachel (pronounced the Hebrew way) is a founding member of the Orthodox Women’s Leadership Project, serves on the editorial board of the JOFA Journal, and was recently named one of JUF Oy!Chicago’s 36 Under 36. She received her B.A. in Religion from Boston University and completed the Scholars Circle program at the... Read More →
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Lizzi Heydemann

Lizzi Heydemann catalyzed the founding of Mishkan Chicago in 2011, an urban spiritual community whose mission is to engage, educate, empower, connect, and inspire people through dynamic experiences of Jewish prayer, learning and community-building. Lizzi was a "lifer" at Lab, attended Stanford University, and was ordained by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2010. More importantly, the Indigo Girls taught her how to play guitar and... Read More →
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Jodi Kornfeld

Jodi Kornfeld is the rabbi at Beth Chaverim Humansitic Jewish Community in Deerfield. Jodi's experience includes directing a Humanistic Jewish school, teaching religious school, publishing articles on Jewish educational subjects, and presenting at local educational conferences as well as coordinating a national conference for Humanistic Jewish educators. She has a Master's degree in Jewish Studies from Spertus College, 2003 and is a Doctoral... Read More →
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Ari Moffic

Ari Poster Moffic was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2007. A graduate of Indiana University, she received Master's Degrees in Jewish Education and Jewish Studies from Baltimore Hebrew College. She is currently the Director of InterfaithFamily/Chicago.

Sunday February 17, 2013 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Illinois Room A Floor 3 North