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Sun, Mar 13


Online Course (6 weeks)

JewFem 2.0 (Section 2): Cultures and Communities

An outstanding gathering of Jewish feminist thought-leaders, scholars, and activists for engaging discussions about the evolution of Jewish feminism

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JewFem 2.0 (Section 2): Cultures and Communities

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Mar 13, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Online Course (6 weeks)

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JewFem 2.0 (Section 2): Cultures and Communities

Explorations of Jewish feminism in today’s world

Facilitated by Dr. Elana Sztokman

The world has changed dramatically over the past 15-20 years. Technology, politics, culture, and societal ideas have affected the way we think about our lives and our communities. We decided it's time to discuss this.

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 sexual abuse, leadership, spirituality, money, media, 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 is Section 2: Cultures and Communities, which is a continuation of Section 1: Bodies and identities

WEEK 7: Gender-based violence and sexual abuse

Feb 27

Dr. Keren McGinity, Research Associate at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and a Forward 50 honoree for calling for a Jewish response to the #MeToo movement (she/her) 

Asher Lovy, An abuse survivor and director of ZA'AKAH, which raises awareness about child sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community (he/him)

Miriam Isserow, Chief Executive Officer of the American Psychological Foundation and the moderator/administrator of the #GamAni Facebook group addressing sexual abuse in the Jewish community (she/her)

Rabba Dr. Melanie Landau, Rabba Dr Melanie Landau Counselor and guide specializing in embodied awareness and thriving with complex trauma (she/her)

WEEK 8: Clergy and leadership

March 6

Rabbi Mary L. Zamore, Executive Director of the Women’s Rabbinic Network (she/her)

Rabbi Felicia Sol, Rabbi of B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Manhattan (she/her)

Rabbi Marianne Novak, Maharat graduate and staff Rabbi at Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School in Chicago, Illinois (she/her)

Rabbi Chasya Uriel Steinbauer, Founder & Director of The Institute for Holiness: Kehilat Mussar (she/her)

WEEK 9: Spirituality, ritual, and lifecycle

March 13

Rabbi Riqi Kosovske,  Rabbi of Beit Ahava Syngagogue in Northhampton, ritual creator, spiritual guide, and chaplain (she/her)

Rabbi Dr. Reverend Haviva Ner David, Post-denominational interspiritual rabbi. and the rabbinic founder of Shmaya: A Mikveh for Mind, Body, and Soul, on Kibbutz Hannaton (she/her)

Rabba Chava Evans, (Maharat) Orthodox Jewish Hospice and Hospital Chaplain (she/her)

WEEK 10: Gender and money

March 20

Dr. Sara Shapiro-Plevan, CEO of the Gender Equity in Hiring Project (GEiHP) (she/her)

Jamie Allen Black, CEO of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York, and co-founder with Naomi Eisenberger of Ta’amod: Stand Up! (she/her)

Judith Stern Peck, Director of the Money and Family Life Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family (she/her)

Naomi Eisenberger (she/her)

Naomi Eisenberger Founding Executive Director of the Good People Fund and co-founder with Jamie Allen Black of Ta’amod: Stand Up! (she/her)

WEEK 11: Media, Politics, and activism

March 27

Rachel Creeger,  Award-winning, Orthodox Jewish stand up comic, writer, director and broadcaster, and co-host of "Jew Talkin' To Me?" (she/her)

Rachel Stomel, English communications director for the Center for Women's Justice and slam poet (she/her)

Loolwa Khazoom, Author, musician, artist, multicultural educator, and leader of the band, Iraqis in Pajamas (she/her)

Nahani Rous, Host and senior producer of Can We Talk? JWA podcast (she/her)

Week 12, Looking forward: What is Jewish feminism today?

April 3

Prof. Susanna Heschel,  Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and author of the pioneering anthology, On Being a Jewish Feminist (she/her)

Jericho Z. Vincent, Author, lecturer, Wexner Fellow and a rabbinical candidate (they/them)

Dr. Sharon Weiss Greenberg, Jewish feminist activist, scholar, professional, and influencer (she/her)

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