The Shul Mechitza: A Sukkot Invention – Alumnae Beit Midrash of the Dr. Beth Samuels Drisha Summer High School Program

Day: Sunday

Date: September 26, 2021

Time: 12 PM - 1 PM EDT

Cost: $0.00



Join Rabbanit Leah and fellow alumnae of the Dr. Beth Samuels Drisha Summer High School Program in studying the Talmudic source material that tells the origin story of shul mechitzas (hint: it happened on Sukkot!). This gathering will be hosted by alumna Sarah Pincus (Summer 2010, Madricha 2021). The Alumnae Beit Midrash is an opportunity to learn Torah and connect with other women whose love of Torah brought them to Drisha in high school and continues to motivate their learning today.

Rabbanit Leah Sarna

Rabbanit Leah Sarna is the Associate Director of Education and Director of High School Programs at Drisha. She previously served as Director of Religious Engagement at Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago, a leading urban Orthodox congregation. She was ordained at Yeshivat Maharat in 2018, holds a BA from Yale University in Philosophy & Psychology, and also trained at the SKA Beit Midrash for Women at Migdal Oz, Drisha and the Center for Modern Torah Leadership. Rabbanit Sarna's published works have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Lehrhaus and MyJewishLearning. She has lectured in Orthodox synagogues and Jewish communal settings around the world and loves spreading her warm, energetic love for Torah and Mitzvot with Jews in all stages of life. Click here to access other recorded classes by Rabbanit Leah Sarna.

Ms. Sarah Pincus

Sarah’s summer at the Dr. Beth Samuel’s High School Program in 2010 was life changing, so she was so grateful to have the opportunity to return to Drisha in 2021. After studying at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Sarah earned a BA in Politics, Philosophy & Law, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Binghamton University. Leading up to the 2020 election, Sarah spent a year and a half organizing for political campaigns in Nevada, Texas and Arizona. Since recently relocating to Boston, Sarah joined the faculty at Maimonides School. 

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