Shlomit Ravitsky Tur-Paz
Shlomit Ravitsky Tur-Paz is active in the worlds of education, culture, and management. Most recently, she was the director of Elul, a pluralistic beit midrash that works to create a cultural common denominator among different sectors of Israeli society by means of Jewish text study, inter-sectoral encounters that nurture and challenge such study, and artistic, educational, and social creativity inspired by the texts and learning process. Shlomit has also served as chair of Rashut Harabim, a forum of organizations dedicated to Jewish renewal in Jerusalem. Previously, she co-founded and co-directed ITIM, a center for resources and advocacy for Jewish life, and founded and directed Sha’arim, a pluralistic beit midrash of Yeshivat Ma’ale Gilboa. She has also lectured and tutored in Judaism, law, and gender in various frameworks, including HaMidrasha B'Oranim, Midreshet Ein HaNatziv, the Ministry of Education’s Shenhar Center, the Efrata School, and more. Shlomit holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is interested in researching the post-secondary landscape of yeshiva study in Israel and in exploring possibilities for innovation in this arena.