Women's Tefillah Movement

How Orthodox women found a halakhic way to be involved in services.

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As feminism continues to influence American Orthodoxy, women's tefillah groups will remain a viable alternative for Orthodox women who desire a fuller worship experience without leaving Orthodoxy.

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Ronnie Becher is educational director of the Gananu Early Learning Center in Manhattan. Chair of the Women's Tefillah of Riverdale, she also serves as executive vice president of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. She is a former Wexner Heritage Fellow.

Bat Sheva Marcus

Bat Sheva Marcus is executive director of the Union for Traditional Judaism and chair of the International Women's Tefillah Network. She served as the New York metropolitan campaign director for the UJA-Federation. She holds a master?s degree in social work from Columbia University and a master's degree in Jewish studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary.