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Sunday, December 8 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Modern Family: Unconventional Structures

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Not all families look alike, even if they share a commitment to Modern Orthodoxy. This panel will discuss the issues that arise for people with non-traditional family structures who embrace some traditional Jewish views. What challenges arise in communities, day schools and synagogues?

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Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman

Sylvia Barack Fishman is Chair of the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department at Brandeis University, where she is the Joseph and Esther Foster Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life; and also co-director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. She is the author of seven books and numerous monographs and articles on the interplay of American and Jewish values, transformations in the American Jewish family, the impact of Jewish education, gender... Read More →
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Rabbi Steve Greenberg

Rabbi Steven Greenberg is a Senior Teaching Fellow at CLAL, a think tank, leadership training institute and resource center and is the Director of the CLAL Diversity Project. He is the author of the book, Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition, (University of Wisconsin Press) which was awarded with the 2005 Koret Jewish Book Award for Philosophy and Thought. Steve is a founder and co-director of Eshel, an Orthodox... Read More →
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Judy Heicklen

Judy Heicklen is the President of JOFA. She earned a BA in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. She is a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and the mother of two daughters and a son. She also serves on the Boards of the Drisha Institute and the Halachic Organ Donor Society.

Sunday December 8, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm

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