Friday, October 21, 2011

For Our Jewish (or Jew-ish) Sister Activists!

“The Power of Jewish Women”
October 30, 2011    8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Presented by National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles
with Hadassah Southern California and NA’AMAT USA/Western Area

The Jewish Women’s Conference is dedicated to strengthening the power of Jewish women by empowering, educating, and connecting multigenerational Jewish women in Southern California through outreach, activism, and awareness.

Preliminary Program Schedule:
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.      Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 9:50             Welcome and Introduction
9:50 - 10:45           First Keynote Speaker - TBD
10:45 - noon          Workshops

The Jewish Mandate for Social Action: An examination of Judaism's tradition of Tikkun Olam and How Text Can Guide Us - A discussion with the most prominent Jewish women rabbis of Southern California how Judaism affects our lives from the context of our sacred Texts.

Protecting Women’s Rights: Practices, Politics & Policies - Today’s dialogue will discuss how the attack on women’s rights has played out throughout history, and how women have changed to fight back. Learn about everything from Roe v. Wade to crisis pregnancy centers and everything in between. 

Speaking Up: A Discussion of Issues Facing Women in Israel Today- From riding the bus to getting a divorce, life for modern Israeli women can be full of struggles. This workshop will bring you up to date on the latest issues confronting women in Israel and let you know how you can raise your voice to help.

The ABCs of Health Care: Access, Benefits, and Costs - This workshop will focus on the real social and economic impact healthcare policy has on women, families, and society. 

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.    Lunch and Second Keynote Speaker - TBD

1:25 - 2:00             Jewish Women Founders Panelists discuss how and why they helped found their organizations and the impact they make each and every day

2:00 - 2:15             Closing

Location:            NCJW/LA Council House, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., LA, CA 90036
$36, students $18. Includes breakfast and lunch.

Phone:                  855-592-7218 toll-free 
Expected Number of Participants: 200       

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