Since 1988, Women of the Wall has fought for women’s right to pray collectively and aloud with Torah scrolls, tallitot and tefillin at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Judaism’s most holy site. Their central mission is to attain social and legal recognition of women’s right to wear prayer shawls, pray and read from the Torah, collectively and aloud, at the Western Wall through social advocacy, education and empowerment.
Like the Women of the Wall, we here at the Rabbi Leslie Yale Gutterman Religious School strive to create a program that is accessible to our entire community with great joy. We too encourage and empower all of our students to embrace religion freely, in their own way.
On this Rosh Hodesh Adar II, and in honor of National Jewish Women’s History Month, we stand proudly with the Women of the Wall in honor of their 30th anniversary and will continue to help all of our students find their spiritual voices and create meaningful Jewish identities.