Women of the Wall Shabbat
7:30 pm February 28, 2020
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Steve Davis photo session with Temple Sinai’s very own Women of the Wall at a special Shabbat service. Then join us for the photo exhibit opening and an Oneg presented by the Temple Sinai Library Committee.
Women of the Wall (WOW, founded in 1988), is a multi-denominational feminist organization based in Israel whose goal is to secure the rights of women to pray at the Western Wall (Kotel) in a fashion that includes wearing religious garments: tallit, kippah, and tefillin, reading aloud from the Torah, and singing.
In 1990, the Central Conference of American Rabbis encouraged its members to support Women of the Wall. In 2000, the Union for Reform Judaism declared it “warmly commends the Women of the Wall for its courageous and principled struggle to be allowed to pray at the Western Wall” and urged Reform congregations to “express solidarity with the Women of the Wall in appropriate ways.”
In 2010, the Women of Temple Sinai expressed their solidarity with Women of the Wall with pictures taken by Steve Davis.