Pictured, left to right: Anat Hoffman, Executive Director, Israel Religious Action Center; Allison Cohen, first-year rabbinical student and liaison between the Year-In-Israel students and the Women of the Wall; and Cantor Tamar Havilio, Cantorial Studies and the Prayer Workshop, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem
Cantor Tamar Havilio, Cantorial Studies and Prayer Workshop at the Jerusalem campus of HUC-JIR and cantor with Women of the Wall, stood with her student, Allison Cohen, first-year rabbinical student and liaison between the Year-In-Israel students and the Women of the Wall, as Allison led the Women of the Wall in prayer on Rosh Chodesh Sivan (May 10, 2013) at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Cantor Havilio stated, "Here I stand with the women and men of Women of the Wall. This month my student, rabbinical student Alli Cohen, learned the traditional Shacharit with me in order to fulfill her dream of leading prayer with the women. Many of our students joined arm in arm in prayer. We wore our tallitot, held up our siddurim, and prayed strong with our voices over all of the chaos around us. The Israeli police and soldiers created for us a wall of protection and we all felt their strength with the angels singing on high above this holy ground."