Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson

Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson

Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi (Miriam Sara) Feigelson, is the first ordained female Orthodox rabbi post-shoah.

Senior Lecturer
Schechter Institutes

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About this Speaker

She is a senior lecturer in Talmud and Chassidut at the Schechter institutes and an international teacher of Chassidut, Spirituality and a story teller. Reb Mimi offers spiritual guidance and mentoring, specializing in spiritual growth as negotiating death and mourning, and life-transition periods.


Reb Mimi formed and created, as an Israeli-Modern-Chareidi-Chassidic-Rabbi the role of the Mashpiah Ruchanit (spiritual mentor) in non-Orthodox Rabbinical Seminaries in the United States since 2001, and in Yerushalayim, since her return in the summer of 2017. In this capacity she both functions as a Neo-Ḥassidic Rebbe and delivers advanced classes in Ḥassidic text. She has also taught Ḥassidut at the Shalom Hartman Institute and Mechon Hadar in Yerushalayim


Prior to Los Angeles (2001), Reb Mimi was the associate director of the Yakar Institute for Tradition and Creativity, and director of the Women’s Beit Ha’midrash. She was adjunct faculty at the Ma’aleh Film College and published regularly in the Ha’aretz Literary Supplement.


Reb Mimi’s forthcoming book On the Cusp of Life: From Scared to Sacred is an exploration and redefinition of Jewish funerals. She is the blessed and proud soul-mother and grandmother to over a dozen children.

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