Jewish Women and Religious Change in Israel and the U.S.

January 30, 2020 Waltham Free
(Photo: Dan Totilca/iStock)
(Photo: Dan Totilca/iStock)

Join us for a conversation about developments concerning Israeli women in Judaism, both Orthodox and non-Orthodox, and how they have impacted similar issues in the U.S.

Featuring presentations by:

  • Moria Ran Ben Hai, scholar-in-residence at Hadassah-Brandeis Institute: “How Jewish Women Are Challenging Israeli Orthodoxy”
  • Einat Libel-Hass, post-doctoral fellow in the sociology department at Bar Ilan University and lecturer at Ashkelon Academic College in Israel: “Jewish Women in Reform and Conservative Settings in Israel: Past, Present and Personal”


  • Rabbi Stephanie Sanger-Miller, assistant director at Brandeis Hillel: “Divergence and Dialogue: Israeli & U.S. Developments”

Student comment: 

  • Lily Schmidt-Swartz, ’20: “Looking Forward”

Moderated by:

  • Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, The Shulamit Reinharz Director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and director of the Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and Law
  • Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History and director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

Free and open to the public. The event will take place at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute in the Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall in the Epstein Building.

Cosponsored with the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, in collaboration with the Jewish Feminist Association at Brandeis.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
515 South St
Waltham, MA 02453

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