Dina Brawer was born in Milan and raised in an Orthodox Jewish family. She holds a BA in Hebrew and Jewish Studies from the University of London and an MA in Education and Psychology from the Institute of Education, London and is currently studying for Orthodox rabbinic ordination at Yeshivat Maharat in New York. She developed an interest in Jewish Orthodox Feminism over the last decade and in her role as JOFA UK Ambassador she has initiated a feminist movement within Orthodox Judaism. Dina was recently listed in The Jewish Chronicle’s Power 100 List of individuals who are most influential in shaping the UK Jewish community.

photo :Dina Brawer, pictured at home in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, January 28th, 2014, is studying to become Britain's first female Orthodox Rabbi. Picture by Ben Gurr/The Times