Rabba Sara Hurwitz is a member of the Rabbinic staff at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and serves as Dean of Yeshivat Maharat, the first Orthodox school to ordain women as clergy. Rabba Sara graduated from Barnard College and subsequently completed Drisha’s three-year Scholars Circle Program. After five more years of study, she was ordained in 2009 by Rabbis Avi Weiss, and Daniel Sperber. Rabba Sara was awarded the Hadassah Foundation Bernice S. Tannenbaum prize. She was named as one of the Jewish Week’s 36 under 36, the Forward50 most influential Jewish leaders, Newsweek’s 50 most influential rabbis, and is a Bikkurim fellow.