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Sunday, December 8 • 3:35pm - 4:40pm
The WOW Factor: Women of the Wall

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Sponsored by Bethia Straus and Paul Quintas.

How women choose to pray at the holiest Jewish site has incited controversy and clashes, making its way to the highest courts in Israel. What is really going on with the Women of the Wall and how does it affect Jews and feminists in the diaspora? Get the latest updates from activists and members of Women of the Wall. This panel will explore the monthly reality on the ground, the potential solutions for the kotel plaza and the implications of these events for the Jewish and feminist communities in the diaspora.

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Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson

Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson is Director of the Women's Rabbinic Network, the international support and advocacy organization for women in the Reform rabbinate. She serves as an International Vice-Chair of Rabbis for Women of the Wall, is a former Chair and board member of the Hadassah Foundation, a former board member of the Rodeph Sholom School in New York, and currently is on the boards of the Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual Direction... Read More →
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Rahel Jaskow

Rahel Jaskow, originally from New York State, lives in Jerusalem, where she works as a translator and editor. A former member of Women of the Wall, she was with the group for about 18 years and served as a prayer leader. Rahel's writing is published in several anthologies, including Women of the Wall: Claiming Sacred Ground at Jerusalem's Holy Site (edited by Phyllis Chesler and Rivka Haut). In 2000 she released Day of Rest, her award-winning... Read More →
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Cheryl Birkner Mack

Cheryl Birkner Mack is a teacher of Judaics and English as a Foreign Language. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters in Jewish Education from Jewish Theological Seminary. She has taught in Chicago, New York, Cleveland and Jerusalem. She made aliya in 2006 and has been on the board of directors of Women of the Wall since 2007.

Sunday December 8, 2013 3:35pm - 4:40pm

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