Acclaim for Judy as Lecturer

“Judy’s work is enlightening and refreshing. Her intellectually rigorous, yet literarily invigorating approach to studying and teaching is reminiscent of the exhilaration of learning torah with Nechama Leibowitz z”l. She takes narratives we all know and makes new sense out of them in way that are only obvious once Judy has shown us the light.”

Lawrence Krule
President, Jewish Book Council
Founder and President, Davar Institute, Teaneck, NJ

“Dear Judy,
I have hosted many scholars and I was very impressed with the creativity and cogency of your scholarship, and as well the clarity of your presentation. I have already recommended you to some of my colleagues. Please let us know when you are back in the neighbourhood, I am sure we are all hungry for more.”

Rabbi Andrew Rosenblatt
Rabbi of Schara Tzedeck Synagogue, Vancouver, BC

“Judy Klitsner was one of the lecturers in Magid Institute’s popular “Tanakh: New Insights by Leading Scholars” lecture series. The series featured some of the most well-known and respected Bible scholars in the world. In student evaluations of the lecture series, Judy’s lecture was rated above the rest. I cannot think of a better testament to Judy’s scholarship and her ability to impart her scholarship to others than that.”

David Harbater
Director of the Department of Culture and Enrichment
Magid Institute
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

“Judy Klitsner has influenced a generation of young teachers and scholars through her careful reading of Tanakh and inspiring teaching style. I personally have learned an entirely new way of approaching Jewish text through Judy’s method, and always cherish reading her words in print. Whenever Judy teaches at Mechon Hadar, our students leave enriched and energized, always wanting more.”

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, Founder and Director, Mechon Hadar

“You are amazing!
I know this because I have the attention span of a gnat, but I hung on every one of your words–and actually remember (a lot) of what you spoke about. The truest test of your talents as an educator and speaker.”

Hodie Kahn, Congregant, Schara Tzedeck Synagogue, Vancouver, BC

“On behalf of the Schara Tzedeck Centre For Women’s Learning, I want to thank you for being the Scholar In Residence for the Shayndel Feuerstein (z’l) Shabbaton. All of those in attendance were impressed with your scholarship, warmth and humor. There have been many discussions that have emerged after your three presentations. Our Centre is planning to order your book Subversive Sequels In the Bible and use it as a focal point for our learning sessions.”

Charlene Goldstein Zbar, Congregant, Schara Tzedeck Synagogue, Vancouver, BC

“Dear Judy,

I would like to personally thank you for your wonderful shiur last night. Besides erudite Torah scholarship, we were treated to a presentation full of chidushim, up to date applications, humor and understanding of the listeners’ needs. The proof is always in the pudding – they were responsive to your interactive questions and they bought all the books we had.”

Hadassah Waxman, Director Women’s Beit Midrash, Kew Gardens Hills, NY