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Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez

Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez
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Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez.

Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez is a Jewish communal professional, social worker, educator, writer, and the proud co-author of Redefining Rebbetzin. With a mother and grandmother who exemplify what it means to be a strong Jewish woman, she was destined for life as an outspoken feminist. Her Jewess (with attitude) religious school principal helped to grow and channel that through the formative adolescent years and Melissa now embraces it by proving that orthodox-feminist is not an oxymoron.

Blog posts

Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez Hugs her Mother

My two moms: Jewesses with a different kind of attitude

I am a lucky girl. I have two women who I call mom. Well, one I call mommie and the other emma (Hebrew for mother), but that’s just semantics.

Catching up with Vanessa Hidary, the Hebrew Mamita

Baruch Atah Adonai
Viva Puerto Rico Ha'olam
Hahmotzee , Fight The Power
Me'en Haaretz
AMEN.

"The Songs of Joy," by James Jacques Joseph Tissot

Faith is packing your timbrel

Last Pesach, I heard a sermon given in which my friend and rabbi used the phrase “faith is packing your timbrel” and I got super fixated on this concept and have found it running through my head in difficult times, a sort of mantra to reflect upon.

Topics: Passover, Music, Bible

International Women's Day and Purim: Finding the connection

International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s.

Topics: Purim

"Thank G-D for creating me according to your will"

Three years ago I had the opportunity to visit the rare books room at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) library. I saw many interesting things, but one that would change my life forever.

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Jewish Women's Archive. " Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez ." (Viewed on December 10, 2016) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/melissa-scholten-gutierrez>.

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Yes, it's interesting to think about in the abstract, but would probably be a disaster IRL.
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RT : Have you heard abt new : Children's Lit workshop? Aug 13-20 . Pls share!… https://t.co/f1vrxHp4IM
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Hi Heidi! We love your bras and would love to feature you on our site. Quick question though--are you//do you identify as Jewish?