Sally Berkovic was born in Australia and is the daughter of Slovakian Holocaust survivors. She studied at Melbourne University and worked as a social worker and academic for ten years. Sally lived in Jerusalem and New York before an epistolary romance brought her to London in 1993 where she established a freelance writing career while her children were young. Since 2009, she has been the CEO of the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, supporting Jewish heritage and culture across Europe
To celebrate the launch of the anthology, For Generations: Jewish Motherhood, we went beyond the stereotypes and looked at the contemporary experience of being a Jewish mother with some of the best writers on the subject: Sally Berkovic, who writes about being both orthodox and feminist; Kate Figes, whose books on the realities of parenting are required reading; and Michele Hanson, whose Guardian columns have brought humour to the trials of daily motherhood.
Under My Hat
Sally Berkovic chronicles the challenges of raising daughters while straddling the tensions between an Orthodox religious life and the forces of secularism. In this new edition of Under My Hat she demonstrates how women’s scholarship and mastery of Talmudic texts, the burgeoning movement of Orthodox women clergy, enhanced ritual participation, women’s political and communal leadership and the pushback against the ‘modesty wars’ are shaping an Orthodox communit...