Rabbi Lila Kagedan (Rav Lila Kagedan in Hebrew) is a consultant, lecturer, activist and educator in the areas of global health, ethics, religion and education and is a student at Harvard University. She is a Hadassah Brandeis Institute-Gender, Culture, Religion and Law Research Associate. Lila is a clinical ethicist and chaplain and is currently completing the Jerusalem Rabbinate ordination tests privately. She is a halachic resource to a variety of religious institutions. She was ordained in 2015 by Yeshivat Maharat an Orthodox yeshiva for women.
Lila has consulted for several NGOs, health care centers and academic institutions and has lectured widely while also working in clinical environments. She has taught Talmud, ethics and Jewish studies in a variety of formal and non-formal settings and has written extensively on medicine and Jewish law, Jewish Ethics as well as on topics relating to women and Judaism/Jewish practice. Lila is the founder of the Sulam School and holds degrees and certificates from Midreshet Lindenbaum, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The University of Toronto, Harvard University, The Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.
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