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Sunday, December 8 • 10:35am - 11:30am
Educating in the Divine Image: Gender in Orthodox Jewish Day Schools

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What is it like to be a girl in our Orthodox Jewish day schools? What kind of environment is created for our daughters? This session explores the presenters' newly released book on gender issues in Orthodox Jewish day schools. Hear how different areas of school life, including pedagogical practices, curricula, books, décor, leadership structures, rituals, dress codes, and school policies, construct gender roles and identities in our schools. Then learn practical tips for parents, educators, students and members of the community on raising consciousness about gender issues and promoting gender-sensitive educational practices.


Dr. Tamara Beliak

Dr. Tamara Beliak is a middle school Chumash educator at Oakland Hebrew Day School. Dr. Beliak is a graduate of Brandeis, Drisha's HaSha'ar program and Yeshiva University's EdD program where she wrote her thesis Teacher Planning: Biblical Texts, Gender and the Young Adolescent.

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Dr. Chaya Rosenfeld Gorsetman

Dr. Chaya Rosenfeld Gorsetman, Ed.D, Clinical Associate Professor of Education, and the Co-Chair of the Education Department at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University. She specializes in supervision of student teachers and curriculum studies. Her research has focused on mentoring... Read More →
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Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman

Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman is the Executive Director of JOFA and a leading writer, educator and activist in the world of Orthodox feminism. Her first book, "The Men's Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World" (Hadassah Brandeis Institute, 2011) won the 2012 National Jewish... Read More →

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

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