Rabbi Galia Sadan

Associate Rabbi, Director of the Conversion School and the Bar/Bat Mitzvah School

Rabbi Galia Sadan originates from Kibbutz Yechiam in the Western Galilee. She is the mother of Itamar.  She graduated from Tel Aviv University Departments of Hebrew Literature and Linguistics, completing her thesis in “liturgy manuscripts from the 11th century Genizah.” 

Rabbi Sadan was ordained at The Hebrew Union College Jerusalem Campus in 2003.  During her rabbinical studies, she served as student rabbi at Achvat Israel Congregation in Rishon Lezion during her time there she provided pastoral counselling for people with hearing impairments and women in prison.

Rabbi Sadan instructed Biblical Studies in various frameworks.  She was active for several years at Kol Haneshama Congregation as the coordinator the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program.  

In 2004, she was appointed Associate Rabbi at Beit Daniel Congregation, where she is currently overseas the Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Conversion education programs.  In addition to teaching at the Beit Midrash Rabbi Sadan officiates weddings, life cycle events, and conversions.  

Rabbi Sadan is a member of Rabbis for Human Rights, and she served for 8 years as the coordinator of the Israel Council of Progressive Rabbis (Maram). On January 2019 she was appointed to serve as Em Beit Ha-Din – Head of the Rabbinical Court of Maram. She is the first woman to fill this role. 

Rabbi Sadan is an accomplished writer and her work has been published in several books. Her article “Rabot banot Asu Cha’il Ve-Ha-Talit Al Culana” (Hebrew), which is a critique of the Eshet Chayil and an examination of the status of women in Progressive Judaism, is published in Reform Judaism – edited by Rabbi Meir Azari.