Dotan Arieli is the director of Nigun Nashim at the Elga Stulman Institute for Judaism and Gender of HaMidrasha at Oranim and the head of Leshma, a HaMidrasha educational program that promotes gender equality in pre-army programs and beyond. She is a group facilitator in Jewish and gender identity workshops and teaches in programs sponsored by Israel’s Joint Council of Pre-military Academies, the school system, and women’s organizations, and officiates at egalitarian Jewish lifecycle ceremonies. Dotan holds an MA in Jewish thought and midrash and was ordained in the Shalom Hartman Institute-HaMidrasha at Oranim Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis. Dotan is mother to Alma and Be’eri. She lives in Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’amakim, where she serves as a spiritual leader.