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Sunday, December 8 • 10:35am - 11:30am
Libi BaMizrach: Status of Women in Israel

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Sponsored by Miriam and Nathan Zussman

What is with the gender divide in Israel these days? How are women treated on buses, on the streets, at the markets, at mikvahs and in politics? This session will present an in-depth discussion about how women are regarded in Israel featuring personal reflections from panelists on the current status of women in Israel. Panelists will also explore the impact this conversation has on Jews and feminists in the diaspora.


Yaira Frankel-Schroeder

Yaira Frankel-Schroeder lives in Modi’in with her husband and two daughters. She has been working for the past eight years as a lawyer in the legal department of the Israeli Antitrust Authority, where she has been responsible for banking, financial, intellectual property, communication, and the food and retail sectors. At her last position she served as the Deputy Legal Adviser for Civil Affairs. Following her army service in the... Read More →
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Dr. Biti Roi

Dr. Biti Roi is a lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she teaches Kabbalah and Hasidut. She holds a PhD in Kabbalah from Bar Ilan University. She is a research fellow in the Kogod Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought and the Academic Coordinator for North American Seminars at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Israel. Biti teaches at the Institute and for various programs in Israel and... Read More →

Sunday December 8, 2013 10:35am - 11:30am

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