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Cambridge Interfaith Programme


Orthodox Jewish women’s religious lives

Speaker: Dr Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz, University of Manchester & London School of Jewish Studies

Dr Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz is a Research Fellow at the London School for Jewish Studies, having also lectured at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, King's College London and SOAS. 

She studied Archaeology & Anthropology at Cambridge and Prehistory at the Hebrew University. In her early career, she worked as an Assistant Librarian of the Israel Antiquities Authority, becoming a specialist archaeological translator and editor, and then worked with several museums, including the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and the Israel Museum. 

Returning to the UK, she undertook an array of informal teaching in the adult learning space, including recent supervision work at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham.

She completed her PhD at University College London (anthropology and Jewish Studies), the basis of her book Challenge and Conformity: The Religious Lives of Orthodox Jewish Women (Littman, 2021). She is now researching the history of the Limmud conference, having also completed the Maharat Executive Kollel rabbinic ordination programme.

She has also undertaken post-doctoral research at the Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester. She has a longstanding commitment to interfaith dialogue, having worked as a Scriptural Reasoning facilitator for many years.

About the Jewish Studies seminar

The Cambridge Interfaith Programme is pleased to support the Faculty of Divinity’s Jewish Studies seminar series. Senior research seminars in the Faculty highlight Jewish Studies as part of the Religious Studies offer for one term each year. The convenor is Dr Daniel H. Weiss, Polonsky–Coexist Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies.

Tuesday, 28 May, 2024 - 14:15 to 16:00
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Dr Daniel H. Weiss
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Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge

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