Sisterhood and Men’s Club proudly join in hosting Rabbi Allison Cohen who will speak about Women of the Wall (WOW) in a presentation titled “Women of the Wall & The Struggle for Religious Pluralism in Israel”

Rabbi Allison (Alli) Cohen serves Congregation B’nai Israel in Boca Raton, Florida. Rabbi Cohen holds a Master’s Concentration Certificate in Israel Education through the iCenter. While living in Jerusalem for her first year of rabbinical school, she was an intern for Women of the Wall, striving for religious pluralism and later wrote her thesis on this prayer group.

WOW is a prayer group whose central mission is to achieve “the social and legal recognition of the right, as women, to wear prayer shawls, pray out loud and read from the Torah collectively at the women’s section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem.” Since 1988, WOW has been a topic of great controversy among Jews representing nearly every denomination and demographic because of its endeavor to pray as a multi-denominational prayer group at the Ultra-Orthodox-led Western Wall. Come learn about this struggle for equal rights and religious pluralism in the land of Israel.