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Maharat Rori Picker Neiss serves as a clergy member at Bais Abraham, a Modern Orthodox Jewish Congregation in Saint Louis, Missouri.
She received her Bachelor's degree in in Religious Studies and Political Science from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College and has studied at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education and Seton Hall University. She is also a graduate from Yeshivat Maharat, a pioneering institution training Orthodox Jewish women to be spiritual leaders and halakhic (Jewish legal) authorities.
Rori is passionate about Judaism, feminism, and interreligious cooperation. She serves as the chair of the International Youth Committee of the Religions for Peace Global Youth Network. She is a CLAL Rabbis Without Borders student fellow, and is co-editor of "InterActive Faith: The Essential Interreligious Community-Building Handbook."
Rori is married to Russel Neiss, the Director of Educational Technology for G-dcast, and they have three children.
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