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Rebbitzin Adina Shmidman

Creating Meaningful Opportunities for Orthodox Women on Simchat Torah

October 23, 2019, by

The essence of Simchat Torah is the completion of the reading of the Torah scroll, and the joy and celebration that naturally ensues from the annual culmination of the Torah-reading cycle. Because of the traditional means of celebration, women’s participation has historically been more passive rather than active, which leaves synagogues with the challenge of

In The Spotlight: Interview with Miriam Wallach

April 26, 2018, by

In the Spotlight podcast series introduces Orthodox Jewish women who, in both their personal and professional lives, serve as remarkable role models for our community. In this episode, Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman, Director of the OU’s Women’s Initiative, interviews Miriam Wallach, producer of the Nachum Segal Network, about what it’s like to be a woman