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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Supreme Court Justice and Shakespeare buff will play a judge in The Merchant of Venice, honoring the 500th anniversary of Venice’s Jewish ghetto. She can come to dinner — as long as she doesn’t judge the food.

Mayim Bialik

Known to many of us as Blossom, the child star turned neuroscientist, observant Jew, parenting pro, and costar of The Big Bang Theory spoke at the Federation’s Neighborhood
Connections event May 19.

George Deek

The young Arab-Israeli diplomat, in the US on a Fulbright scholarship, is regarded as a voice of hope for Israel’s future. He addressed StandWithUs Northwest’s annual reception May 15.

Rabbi Lila Kagedan

Kagedan made history in April when she was hired as the first Orthodox female rabbi by the Mount Freedom Jewish Center in New Jersey. The graduate of the Yeshivat Maharat program insists on the term rabbi, not “rabbah.”

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