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Sunday, December 8 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Baghdad, Benghazi and Brooklyn: Feminism in the Sephardic Community

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Sponsored by Linda and Morris Shamah.

What is the state of feminism in the Sephardic community? Explore the challenges and vision for progress in this community. Panelists will address these questions and more.


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Sara Aharon

Sara Y. Aharon is the author of From Kabul to Queens: The Jews of Afghanistan and Their Move to the United States. She studied modern Jewish history at NYU and Brandeis University. Speaking credits include the 92nd Street Y, Columbia University, Boston University and Fifth Avenue Synagogue.
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Ronda Angel Arking

Ronda Angel Arking is the Director of Language Arts Programs for an international education company and is the Managing Editor of Conversations, the journal of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals. She is an active member of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Baltimore, where she teaches classes in biblical literature.
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Ellen Cohen

Ellen Cohen has been participating in Yavneh, a partnership minyan on the upper east side of Manhattan, since its inception in 2006. Ellen grew up in a family that, for generations, had been steeped in the rich Syrian liturgical tradition. Inspired by her family, Ellen learned to read Torah as an adult. With their help Ellen became the first woman in her family, and the first Syrian-Jewish woman at Yavneh, to read Torah with te’amim (Syrian... Read More →


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