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Parashat Tazria and Transitions: Purity, Impurity, and the Role of Mikveh

  • Congregation Shaare Zedek 212 West 93rd Street New York, NY, 10025 United States (map)

Rabbi Sara Luria, founder and executive director of ImmerseNYC: A Community Mikveh Project, joins us on Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Nisan when we read Parashat Tazria which discusses laws of purity. Rabbi Luria will explore purity, transitions, and mikveh (ritual bath) for a multigenerational audience using texts, stories, and group discussion.

This talk will begin shortly after a sponsored kiddush lunch.

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Rabbi Sara Luria incorporates a passion for justice and feminist values into her work, as well as a belief in the transformational power of loving relationships. Sara has published poetry and essays on motherhood, Jewish innovation, and healing in various Jewish publications, including The Times of Israel. Ordained in 2013 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, she was blessed to be a Tisch Fellow and is currently the program director for the fellowship. Sara is also an alumna of the JOIN for Justice fellowship that trains young Jewish leaders in community organizing. She was listed in The Jewish Week's 2015 “36 Under 36.” Sara graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She currently lives back in her hometown of Brooklyn with her husband Isaac, and their young children Caleb, Eva, and Judah.