Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli

Hillel Hayyim Lavery-Yisraeli-smallRabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli was born and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. He studied at Yeshivat Mercaz Harav in Jerusalem, as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie USA and Bar Ilan University. Today he is the rabbi of Gothenburg, Sweden.  He is married to Yonah and has four children.
Session 1: Modernizing Judaism and Judaizing modernity Part I – The Siddur

Modernizing Judaism and Judaizing modernity.How can we change or update the siddur and make it more meaningful and appropriate for our times, while still remaining halakhic?

Session 2: Modernizing Judaism and Judaizing modernity Part II – Gender & Judaism

As the meaning and role of gender changes in society, how does Judaism adapt to this and accommodate? Should it?

Session 3: Part III – LGBT

With society becoming more open and accepting of different gender identities and sexual identities, how does Judaism
respond?