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Sun, Jan 16


Six weeks online

JewFem 2.0 : Section 1

An outstanding six-week course with powerful Jewish feminist thinkers and activists on topics such as sexuality, body, diversity, disability, and more!

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JewFem 2.0 : Section 1

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Jan 16, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Six weeks online


About the event

This six-week course on Jewish feminism with a phenomenal line-up of speakers on a broad range of topics -- sexuality, gender identity, diversity, body, spirituality, and more. The sessions each have a panel of 3-4 incredible speakers engaged in the most current and cutting-edge thinking in the field.  

We have invited over thirty of the world's most interesting and inspiring Jewish feminist thought leaders to come together for a powerful discussion about how Jewish feminism has evolved. 

JewFem 2.0 is a two-section online course, six weeks each, in which each session is dedicated to a different core idea in Jewish feminism -- such as sexuality, gender identity, diversity, body, spirituality, and more. The sessions each have a panel of 3-4 incredible speakers engaged in the most current and cutting-edge thinking in the field. 

This first section, called Bodies and Identities, will look like this: 

 WEEK 1: Looking back: A retrospective on Jewish feminism

Jan 16

Rabbi Prof. Rachel Adler, Professor (emer.) of Modern Jewish Thought and Judaism and Gender at Hebrew Union College, and author of many feminist classics, including Gendering Judaism(she/her)

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Jewish feminist journalist, social activist, and author of 12 books, including the feminist classic, Deborah, Golda, and Me (she/her)

Dr. Judith Rosenbaum, CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive (she/her)

Peta Jones Pellach, a leading Orthodox feminist, a Torah and Jewish History teacher, and one of the original members of the Sydney Women's Tefilah Group

WEEK 2: Gender identity

Jan 23

Rav Jane Rachel Litman, First openly LGBTQ person admitted to a rabbinical seminary (they/them)

Abby Chava Stein, First openly transgender woman raised in a Hasidic community (she/her)

Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael,Director of Education & Training with Keshet (he/him or they/them)

Leah Lax, author of Uncovered,the first gay memoir to come out of the Orthodox world (she/her)

WEEK 3: Sexuality

Jan 30

Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum, Certified sex therapist, author and podcast host (she/her)

Rivka Cohen, Managing Editor of the anthology, Monologues from the Makom: Intertwined Narratives of Gender, Sexuality, Body Image, and Jewish Identity.

Rav Nikki DeBlosi, PhD, Freelance rabbi specializing in queer belonging, sex positivity, creative ritual, and inclusive Judaism (she/her)

Paula Mills, Somatic sex educator and Hotline Counselor with Open Door (Israel's Planned Parenthood)  (she/her)

WEEK 4: Intersectionality, race, and diversity

Feb 6

Dr. Tarece Johnson,  Co-founder of Multicultural Jewish Alliance (she/her)

Rabbi Ruth Abusch Magder,  PhD, is the Rabbi-in-Residence and Director of Education, Be'chol Lashon (she/her)

Tema Smith, Director of Professional Development at 18Doors (formerly InterfaithFamily)and inclusivity professional  (she/her)

WEEK 5: Disability and feminism

Feb 13

Ariella Barker, Senior Counsel at New York City Law Department and disability rights activist (she/her)

Sheryl Grossman, Disabilities activist with a very rare Jewish genetic condition, Bloom's Syndrome (she/her)

Heather Stone,Deputy International Counsel (Global) of Democrats Abroad and advocate for the visually impaired (she/her)

WEEK 6: Bodies

Feb 20

Rabbi Dr. Minna Bromberg , Singer, teacher, writer, and the founder of Fat Torah: A community of Abundance (she/her)

Dr. Amy Milligan, Folklorist and  ethnographer who is particularly interested in the manifestations of identity on the body and questions of bodylore (she/her/hers)

Aviva Braun, creator of the photography exhibit, The emBODYment of Jewish femininity, exploring Jewish women's bodies.

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.





  • JewFem 2.0, Section 1


    +$3.73 service fee

    This ticket is for the six-week online course, JewFem 2.0: Bodies and Identities


    +$3.73 service fee





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