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Sunday, January 15 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Somewhere a Place For Us? Personal, Societal, and Institutional Changes for Orthodox Women in America and Israel

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Modern Orthodox Jewish women in America and Dati Leumi women in Israel are experiencing rapid changes in their personal expectations and experiences and also in the institutional structures around them. This session presents the most recent information about Modern Orthodox women’s lives, along with the decline of established institutions and the emergence of new enterprises. The audience will be invited to reflect along with the presenters about the ongoing impact of these personal and institutional transformations.

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Rachel Shtern

Rachel Shtern is currently the Director, Jewish Education and Engagement at the Jewish Federations of North America. Rachel works to share ideas, best practices, models, and thought leadership in Jewish education and engagement through their blog, webinar series, and other platforms with the federation system. She recently moved to New York from Chicago where she worked as the Assistant Director for Planning, Community Building and Jewish... Read More →

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Professor Jerome Chanes

Professor Jerome Chanes is the author of four books and more than 100 articles, book-chapters, reviews, and encyclopedia articles on Jewish public affairs and history, the history of Zionism and Israel, anti semitism, and arts and letters.  He is a senior fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies of the CUNY Graduate Center.  Jerry's current projects are a book on Israeli theater and a reader on the history of antisemitism.
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Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman

Sylvia Barack Fishman is the Joseph and Esther Foster Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department at Brandeis University, and Co-Director of the Hadassah Brandeis Institute. She is the author of eight books, including Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families: Paradoxes of a Social Revolution, and numerous articles on Jewish life, education and culture. Professor Fishman received The Marshall Sklare Award... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm

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