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Breaking Boundaries, Building Communities: Women Rabbis and the Transformation of Jewish Life

Rabbi Cantor Angela Warnick Buchdahl

In the past four decades, women rabbis have transformed Jewish life around the world, breaking boundaries on the bima and beyond. Join four pioneering rabbis—Sally Priesand, Angela Buchdahl, Dianne Cohler-Esses, and Lila Kagedan—in conversation with JWA’s Judith Rosenbaum on Sunday, December 4, as they reflect on their own journeys; their experiences as spiritual leaders, teachers, and communal activists; the creative interplay of tradition and innovation; and their visions for the future.

About the rabbis: Sally Priesand was the first woman rabbi to be ordained in the United States. Angela Warnick Buchdahl is senior rabbi at New York’s Central Synagogue, and the first Asian-American rabbi and cantor. Dianne Cohler-Esses, the director of lifelong learning at Romemu in New York, is the first woman from the Syrian Jewish community to be ordained as a rabbi. Ordained in 2015, Lila Kagedan is the first Orthodox woman rabbi to use the term “rabbi”.

The event is $18 per person. Register now!

Breaking Boundaries, Building Communities:
Women Rabbis and the Transformation of Jewish Life

Sunday, December 4, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Central Synagogue
652 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
$18 per person
Purchase tickets here

This event is co-sponsored by JWA, Central Synagogue, the Central Council for American Rabbis, JOFA, the Women's Rabbinic Network, and Romemu.

Threads of Identity: A Conversation with Three Contemporary Jewish Women Authors

Authors Jennifer Brown, Tova Mirvis, and Anna Solomon

Join us for a conversation with authors Jennifer Brown, Tova Mirvis, and Anna Solomon. We will explore how and why writers make certain choices about the storylines of their characters, how their identities as Jewish women inform their storytelling, and what implications these have on our experiences as readers. Moderated by JWA Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum. Books will be available for purchase, and a book signing follows the event—just in time for Hanukkah!

About the authors: Jennifer Brown is author of Modern Girls, (2016). Tova Mirvis has published Visible City, (2014), The Outside World, (2004), and The Ladies Auxiliary, (1999). Anna Solomon is author of Leaving Lucy Pear, (2016), Labor Day, (2014), and The Little Bride, (2011).

The event is $10; free for students. Register now!

Threads of Identity:
A Conversation with Three Contemporary Jewish Women Authors

Thursday, December 15, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Hebrew College
160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
$10; free for students
Register here

This event is co-sponsored by JWA and Hebrew College.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Events." (Viewed on December 4, 2016) <https://jwa.org/events>.

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