Women educators spread the word

September 22, 2011
Among the crowd: Bettina Bradfield and Cheryl Eman

Among the crowd: Bettina Bradfield and Cheryl Eman

Two hundred people attended a community learning day held in north London by the London School of Jewish Studies, marking a decade of the Susi Bradfield women educators programme.

Bradfield graduates presented 15 sessions on topics ranging from the music of the High Holy-Days to the role of the rebbetzin.

Speakers included the Chief Rabbi, who said the programme had "brought women's voices into the public conversation about Torah and created many more women educators".

Among participating graduates was Sarah Robinson, who flew in from New York to deliver a lecture: "Is there a place for mindfulness in Jewish prayer?"

Susi Bradfield, who died in 2007, arrived in England from Berlin on the Kindertransport. She actively supported a number of charities and was a firm believer in the value of Jewish education, particularly for women.The programme has to date produced 128 graduates.

Last updated: 3:17pm, September 22 2011