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Bat Sheva Marcus

Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus LCSW, MPH, PhD is cofounder and executive director of Maze Women's Sexual Health, the largest independent women's sexual health center in the United States. She is a Licensed Clinical Social workers, with a master's in public health, a master's degree in Jewish Studies, and a PhD in Human Sexuality. She is a founder and past president of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, past chair of the International Women’s Tefillah Network, and author of Sex Points: Reclaim Your Sex Life with the Revolutionary Point System.

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Women's Tefillah Movement

The Women’s Tefillah Movement grew out of a need for Orthodox Jewish women for more meaningful and participatory roles in prayer services that remain within the boundaries of Jewish law and practice. With the growth of “partnership minyanim,” the number of Women’s Tefillah Groups has diminished somewhat, but they are still important places within Orthodoxy especially for young girls celebrating becoming a Bat Mitzvah.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Bat Sheva Marcus." (Viewed on May 29, 2023) <>.


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