Rabbi Dr. Sigalit Ur co-leads the Israeli Rabbis Network, a pluralistic network of rabbis from all denominations. Sigalit is a David Hartman Center Fellow and was a fellow of the third cohort of Maskilot. She is a graduate of the Institute and Ha’Midrasha Be’Oranim’s Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis, where she received ordination in 2018.
She received her PhD in Talmud from Tel Aviv University, where she received the President of Israel’s Scholarship for Excellence and Scientific Innovation. Her dissertation was entitled “Dialogues between Jews and Gentiles in Rabbinic Literature.” Sigalit teaches Jewish texts and ideas in a variety of venues across the Galilee.
Previously, after her work in computer science R&D, studying social networks at the IBM Haifa Research Lab and publishing several research papers and patents, Sigalit Ur transitioned into a career in informal Jewish education.
She worked for the Galilee Foundation for Value Education, which specializes in pluralistic Judaism and Jewish-Arab relations, and for Meytarim, which supports joint secular-religious schools in Israel.