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Summer Friday Night Worship Outdoors - Women in Faith with Rabbi Eve Ben-Ora

Friday, July 8, 2022 9 Tammuz 5782

5:30 PM - 8:00 PMOutdoors

Guest Rabbi Eve Ben-Ora

5:30pm    Pre-Oneg (under Portico)
6:00pm    Shabbat Evening Worship (In the Tent)
7:15pm    Ice Cream Oneg
7:30pm    Speakers: Rabbi Eve Ben-Ora and Rabbi Sandy Cohen

Rabbi Eve Ben-Ora was ordained in 1986 from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Following ordination, Rabbi Ben-Ora, served as Director of Education and Programs (1986-1991) and later as Associate Rabbi (1994-1995) at Congregation Emanuel in Denver, Colorado, the first female rabbi in Colorado. She was President of the Jewish Educators Council and The Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council in Denver.  1991-1993 Rabbi Ben-Ora enjoyed teaching at the school, formerly known as Herzl Jewish Day School, as well as serving as the part-time rabbi at Temple Micah.  

The next stage of Rabbi Ben-Ora’s career brought her into the JCC world where she worked at the JCCs in Houston and San Francisco. She concluded her formal work in Jewish communal life as the Director of Education at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont, CA. Stepping back into synagogue education and working with her husband, Rabbi Avi Schulman.  

In 1999 she was named a Florence Melton Adult Mini School Distinguished Director and in 2011 received a Covenant Award.  

Since retirement, Rabbi Ben-Ora can be found ushering at Oracle Park for the SF Giants and officiating at bike races in the Bay Area and nationally. She was named the USA Cycling Official of the year in 2022. 

She is the proud mother and mother-in-law to Naomi and Ryan, Carmi and Chaney and Rebecca. (No grandkids yet, but two adorable fur babies: Faye and Reuben) 


Rabbi Sandra Cohen is involved in mental health outreach in the Jewish community nationally. She uses traditional Jewish values(middot/מידות) as a model for reaching out to those with mental health issues and their families. Those values, including compassion and respect, guide and inspire her work. She is a determined advocate for those with mental illness and their families. She sees her work as both opening the topic and continuing the conversation.


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