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Sunday, December 8 • 3:35pm - 4:40pm
Kaddish, Women's Voices: Emotional and Personal Perspectives

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Sponsored by friends from the Stamford, CT community.

Editors Michal Smart and Barbara Ashkenas discuss their groundbreaking new book, Kaddish, Women's Voices, sharing the reflections of 52 women from around the world. A panel discussion with contributing authors will be followed by Q and A and book signing. "This book will surely help make a practice that is just coming into its own become a fixed ritual for all time!"--Blu Greenberg

Moderators
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Michal Smart

Michal Smart is the editor of Kaddish, Women’s Voices, a groundbreaking new book from Urim Publications. Michal serves as the Director of Judaic Studies at Bi-Cultural Day School in Stamford, CT. A Fulbright Scholar in Jewish Thought, Michal received her A.B. from Princeton University in Religion and an M.S. from Cornell. She is also an alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, the Melton Senior Educators Program at Hebrew University, and the... Read More →

Speakers
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Barbara Ashkenas

Barbara Ashkenas received her BA in early childhood education from the Ohio State University, and a Masters in Art Education from Manhattanville College. She has been professionally involved in the Arts for over thirty years. Earlier in her career, as a freelance calligrapher, she crafted Ketubot, logos and invitations. More recently, as an Arts educator, she conducts seminars for staff development on the integration of the Arts into Jewish... Read More →
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Shelley Cohen

Shelley Cohen, Founder and Director of the Jewish Inclusion Project, which develops and conducts Inclusion Training Programs for Rabbinic Students and is funded in part by a grant from the Ruderman Family Foundation. Shelley is a member of the Boards of Directors of RespectAbility USA, the New Jersey YM/YWHA Camps which runs the largest Jewish inclusive camp in the US, and Beit Issie Shapiro, an innovator of the therapies and programming for... Read More →


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