Dr. Mijal Bitton

Sacks Scholar

SS Mijal Bitton

Dr. Mijal Bitton is a Torah teacher, thought leader, a sociologist of American Jews, and a spiritual entrepreneur.

As the Rosh Kehilla (communal leader) of the Downtown Minyan in New York City and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Shalom Hartman Institute, she is committed to building vibrant and welcoming traditional Jewish life.

Mijal earned her doctorate from New York University where she is now directing the first national study of Sephardic Jews in the United States. She is an alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship and was selected in 2018 for inclusion in “36 under 36” in the New York Jewish Week as a “Public Intellectual (with) Public Values”.

She lives in New York with her husband, Rabbi Sion Setton, and their two children.