GetYourGet is a nonprofit educational website, founded in partnership with the Boston Agunah Taskforce. Created by Layah Kranz Lipsker, with support from the Hadassah Brandeis Institute Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law, the site is designed to educate and support Jewish women seeking a Get, or Jewish divorce.
Layah Kranz Lipsker
Layah Kranz Lipsker is a Jewish educator currently teaching for Kevah, Hebrew College’s Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, and the Jewish Learning Institute. She is also a Research Associate at the Hadassah Brandeis Institute, working on issues of Get refusal. Layah is the co-founder of Chabad of the North Shore and the educational director of Eim Chai in Boston.
Five years ago, Layah created a website that supports women seeking Jewish divorce, www.getyourget.com, and is currently part of the newly formed Boston Agunah Taskforce.
This site was the brainchild of her father, Rabbi Yankel Kranz, of blessed memory, a physical and spiritual giant, who once spoke to her of his desire to educate women about the Get process. Layah remembers that long before the internet, her father said that he wanted to create a “Bumper sticker campaign that he would call "GetYourGet.”
Rabbi Aryeh (Robert) Klapper
Rabbi Aryeh Klapper is the founder and dean of the Center for Modern Torah Leadership and a member of the Boston Rabbinical Court. Rabbi Klapper attended the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) Kollel L'Horaah and was ordained March 1994. He received a M.A. in Bible from Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and a B.A. in political science from Yeshiva College. Rabbi Klapper created the course for legal professionals to educate them about the Get process, and is part of the team who answers questions on this website.
Lisa Fishbayn Joffe
Lisa Fishbayn Joffe is associate director of the Hadassah Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University and directs the Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law. She holds law degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School and Harvard Law School, and has been a visiting scholar at the University of the Witwatersrand and Harvard Law School. Lisa is conducting research on the scope of Get refusal in America.
Dr. Rachel Levmore
Dr. Rachel Levmore holds a PhD in Talmudic and Jewish Law from Bar Ilan University. She is a Rabbinical Court Advocate and coordinator of the Agunah and Get-Refusal Prevention Project of the International Young Israel Movement in Israel and the Jewish Agency. Rachel is one of a team thatdeveloped a Prenuptial Agreement for the Prevention of Get-Refusal for use in Israel. She developed it further for use internationally ─ Heskem l'KavodHadadi, “The Agreement for Mutual Respect."
As an expert on the agunah problem she is the author of "Min'ee Einayikh Me'Dimah" on prenuptial agreements, published in Hebrew. As an internationally recognized leader in resolving the agunah problem and in its prevention, Rachel lectures about halakha, women in halakha and divorce in Jewish Law, in Israel and Jewish communities around the world.
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