Yalta and the Place of Anger in Leadership

July 18, 2024 $0.00 - $18.00

A virtual event presentation by Rabba Sara Hurwitz


Is anger ever a useful tool to bring about change? Or is anger destructive and unbecoming for leaders? Does gender bias inherently affect the way we experience angry male or female leaders? Finally, can Yalta, one of the few named women in the Talmud, teach us anything about the place of anger and social change?


Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Co-Founder and President of Maharat, the first institution to ordain Orthodox women as clergy, also serves on the Rabbinic staff at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale.

Rabba Hurwitz completed Drisha’s three-year Scholars Circle Program, an advanced intensive program of study for Jewish women training to become scholars, educators and community leaders. After another five years of study under the auspices of Rabbi Avi Weiss, she was ordained by Rabbi Weiss and Rabbi Daniel Sperber in 2009.

In 2013, Rabba Hurwitz was awarded the Hadassah Foundation Bernice S. Tannenbaum prize and the Myrtle Wreath Award from the Southern New Jersey Region of Hadassah in 2014. In 2016, she was the Trailblazer Award Recipient at the UJA Federation of New York. She was named one of the Forward50’s most influential Jewish leaders and Newsweek’s 50 most influential rabbis.  In 2017 Rabba Hurwitz was chosen to be a member of the inaugural class of the Wexner Foundation Field Fellows. She received the Rabbi Israel and Libby Mowshowitz Award from the New York Board of Rabbis in 2023.

She and her husband, Josh Abraham, are parents to Yonah, Zacharya, Davidi, and Natan.

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