by Frayda Leibtag The session on “Judaism and Women’s Equality” at the 2013 Israeli Presidential Conference was certainly one of the spicier events at the conference. The panel included individuals from the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox movements whose statements highlighted the disparity between their views. Although, as panel participant Professor Ruth Gavison noted, the arguments are certainly “for the sake of Heaven.” … [Read more...] about Judaism – The Problem or Solution for Women’s Equality?
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What tangible steps are today’s leaders taking to carve out organizational space for tomorrow’s leaders? by Frayda Leibtag As the “Changing of the Guards: The Tomorrow of Jewish Leadership” panel began, audience member Jaap Meijers remarked to fellow veteran Keren Hayesod leader Julia Koschitzky on the importance of the panel, stating “we can’t keep the cork on the bottle forever!” The inclusion of this panel in the 2013 Israeli … [Read more...] about Changing of the Guards: The Need to Focus on “How”
June is rapidly approaching and with it the annual installment of Jerusalem Conference Season. A month where up and coming communal activists, the high and mighty and the wannabees come to network, interact, shmooze and pontificate. In addition to three high-visibility events - the annual ROI Summit, the Israeli Presidential Conference, and the Taglit academic conference - are a host of board meetings, seminars and other gatherings, missions … [Read more...] about Shaping Tomorrow
Roundtables on 'The Challenges and Decisions Facing the Jewish People' were held at this year’s Israeli Presidential Conference. Moderated by David Horovitz, the discussion proceeded in two rounds. During the first round each participant stated what he/she thought were the three central challenges for the Jewish People. The second round facilitated a free discussion regarding solutions or steps toward meeting these challenges. An excerpt from … [Read more...] about The Challenges and Decisions Facing the Jewish People
One of the three Tomorrow's discussed during this year's Israeli Presidential Conference was of the Jewish People in Israel and in the Diaspora. Within that frame, it was decided to emphasize the issue of the next generation via the topics of leadership, Israel-Diaspora Jewry relations, and more. This theme was faced with a number of questions such as what challenges will world Jewry face tomorrow? How will the relationship between the Jewish … [Read more...] about Facing Tomorrow: The Jewish Sphere