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Beverly Paris and Dr. Miri Freud-Kandel

About Beverly Paris and Dr. Miri Freud-Kandel

Beverley was born in New Zealand, spent 20+ years enjoying the Zionist dream before moving to London where she lives with her family. She is both proudly Jewish and Feminist so partnership minyanim are a no-brainer for her. She was a member of Shira Hadasha in Jersualem and didn't realize how critical this type of experience was to her spiritual well-being until she found herself in shule in London. While she couldn't be more grateful for THE local community's warm welcome she hopes to repay it in kind by making sure the Shira Hadasha experience is as easy to come by in London, as it was in Jerusalem. In her spare time she works at Yahoo as an International Account Manager. Dr. Miri Freud-Kandel is a Fellow and lecturer in Modern Judaism at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (OCHJS) and teaches in the Oriental Institute and Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford. She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from University of Cambridge. Her main research interests are: the theological development of Jewish religious movements and denominationalism; the development and theology of Orthodox forms of Judaism, especially notions of a Modern Orthodoxy; British-Jewry, and the British chief rabbinate; Gender issues in modern Judaism; and the theology of Louis Jacobs. She is the author of Orthodox Judaism in Britain Since 1913: An Ideology Forsaken (London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2006) and co-editor of Modern Judaism: An Oxford Guide (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005). Her scholarly articles have appeared in leading academic journals including Modern Judaism and The Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. She is currently conducting research for a full-length monograph entitled Louis Jacobs and the construction of modern theologies of Judaism. In 2013, she was co-convener of the Oxford Seminar on Orthodox Judaism and Theology in the Twentieth Century at the OCHJS.

Partners in Prayer: A Recipe for Success

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailA new partnership minyan was recently formed in Hampstead in North-West London. Here, two of the founders, Beverly Paris and Dr. Miri Freud-Kandel, provide some insights into what made the first meeting such a success. The next minyan is planned for Chanuka — details can be found here. To sign up for the JOFA partnership minyan Googlegroup, click here

“It was lovely to hear so many women’s voices”


1 x Sefer Torah

50 x folding chairs (begged, borrowed & not quite stolen)

1 x large family living room graciously shared

70+ people aged 6 months – 70 years

100 x donuts, pastries & very fine coffee

Boundless energy & tremendous good will

It takes all of the above and some to create a partnership minyan. We hosted our second minyan in North West-London to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Kislev. Continue reading

Posted on November 18, 2013

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