Scholar in Resdence and Women’s Tefillah and Torah Reading at the Stanton St. Shul

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Date(s) - 05/09/2015
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Stanton St. Shul


The Stanton Street Shul, 180 Stanton Street in the Lower East Side, announces a Women’s Tefillah and Torah reading, beginning at 9:30 am, on Shabbat, May 9. Scholar-in-residence Maharat Bracha Jaffe will speak at around 12:30 pm, following a special kiddush. Her talk is entitled “Are You My Mother?: Nature vs. Nurture in Moshe’s life.” She will also speak on Friday evening, May 8, at around 9:30 pm. All are welcome to attend the post-dinner talk. To attend the dinner, please reserve on the Stanton Street Shul website ( Shop/Donate page, or call 212-533-4122. Dinner is $35/non-members, $30/members. Space is limited.

Bracha Jaffe joined Yeshivat Maharat two years ago as a full-time student after a long career in software at Israeli hi-tech companies. She is also a life coach with a specialty in ADD coaching and a facilitator for MaTaN Bat Mitzvah programs. Currently, Bracha is interning at the United Orthodox Synagogues (UOS) of Houston, Texas, under the mentorship of Rabbi Barry Gelman.

Maharat Bracha is passionate about teaching and inspiring others to learn Torah. She is a self-professed has taught many girls and women to leyn. She is also the voice of the JOFA’s Megilat Esther leyning app. Maharat Bracha plans to bring female spiritual leadership back to Israel when she and her husband return.

Led by Rabbi Aviad Bodner, the Stanton Street Shul is an open Orthodox synagogue in an historic 100-year-old building on the Lower East Side. Stanton Street Women’s Tefillah and Torah readings are held throughout year, and all women are welcome to participate. For details, contact

STANTON STREET SHUL / 180 STANTON STREET, POB 1008, NYC 10002/ 212-533-4122