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Sunday, January 15 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Our Fierce Foremothers: American Jewish Women Fighting for Change

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Jewish women have a long and storied history of fighting for political and social change in America. In this session, we will discuss the impact that Jewish women had on social movements in America such as the turn-of-the-century battles for women's suffrage and workers' rights, and the liberal and radical feminist movements of the 1960s and 70s. What lessons can Jewish women today who want to work for social change take from our fierce foremothers? 


Alissa Gold

Alissa Gold is Regulatory Counsel at the Food and Drug Administration. She previously served as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow working with disabled military veterans in Miami, Florida. Alissa attends Ohev Sholom synagogue in Washington, D.C., where she coordinates programming for young professionals and volunteers as a mikvah guide. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the University of Miami School of Law.

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Laura Shaw Frank

Laura Shaw Frank is the Director of Recruitment, Placement, and Alumnae Support at Yeshivat Maharat. She is also the Director of Israel Guidance and a member of the history faculty at SAR High School in Riverdale. A former corporate litigator, Laura is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School. She is currently completing her PhD in American Jewish history at the University of Maryland. Laura lives in Riverdale with her husband and... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 569

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