Judy Klitsner is a senior educator at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in
Jerusalem. A disciple of the great Torah teacher Nechama Leibowitz, Judy has had a
profound impact on a generation of students, of whom many now serve as teachers and
heads of Jewish studies programs in the US, the UK and Israel. Judy’s teaching style is
lively, accessible, interactive and text-based, and she is particularly fond of uncovering
the “vibrant conversation” that takes place between the Bible’s parallel stories.
She lectures internationally at synagogues, campuses and adult education programs
that span the denominational spectrum and she is a regular visiting lecturer at the
London School of Jewish Studies. Judy Klitsner is the author of Subversive Sequels in
the Bible: How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other. The book, which
received a National Jewish book award, is now in its third printing, as part of the Maggid
Tanakh Companion series, and has recently been released in Hebrew by Rubin Mass
Publishers. Judy is founding board chair of Sacred Spaces, an organization that works
to systemically address abuses of power in Jewish institutions.