In this episode of Jewanced, Dan and Benny speak with Rabbi Chaya Rowen Baker of Kehillat Ramot Zion, a Masorti (Conservative) congregation in Jerusalem’s diverse French Hill neighborhood. Together, they discuss an interesting array of topics ranging from the unique identity and state of Conservative Judaism in Israel, the nuanced relations between Orthodox and pluralistic streams in the Jewish State, some of the challenges facing female rabbis, reflections on the upcoming Tisha B’Av observance, as well as how Rabbi Baker’s congregation is gearing up for the High Holidays during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Links:

  • Congregation Ramot Zion’s webpage & Facebook page
  • The Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel’s webpage
  • Talmudic fable cited by Rabbi Baker during the podcast

YouTube clip produced by ‘Kan’ (Israel’s public broadcaster) featuring Rabbi Baker about Jerusalem’s diverse French Hill neighborhood

YouTube clip of Ramot Zion’s ‘drive-by’ style blessing of recent school grads.

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