Panel to Explore How the Jewish Community Can Better Serve Girls, Young Women

To celebrate 13 years of grant making in support of empowering Jewish girls and young women, The Hadassah Foundation will hold a symposium on Tuesday, December 4, on how the Jewish community can better serve this critical population group.

The program, free of charge and open to the public, will be held at Central Synagogue, 123 E. 55th Street, New York City, at 6:30 p.m.

The panel will feature women with deep expertise working with, and advocating for, the needs of Jewish girls and young women:

  • Eve Landau, Founding Executive Director, Ma’yan
  • Deborah Meyer, Executive Director, Moving Traditions
  • Laura Shaw-Frank, Board Member, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
  • Ronit Sherwin, Executive Director, University of Delaware Hillel and the founder and former director of Nishmah: The St. Louis Jewish Women’s Project

The program will be moderated by Gabrielle Birkner, Founding Editor, The Jewish Daily Forward’s “The Sisterhood” blog.

“This panel will highlight the emerging needs of Jewish girls and young women, and will discuss how the Jewish community can do a better job of nurturing and empowering young females,” said Rabbi Ellen Flax, director of the Hadassah Foundation. “Although the foundation has been working hard to change the landscape of the American Jewish community for more than 13 years, much more work needs to be done.”

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