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Sunday, December 8 • 3:35pm - 4:40pm
I Don't Know How (S)he Does It: Balancing Work and Home Life

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Can Orthodox women and men have it all? Is it possible to lean-in at work, be an active member of an Orthodox ritual community, and have a fulfilling home life? This is the challenge facing Orthodox feminists who strive to reimagine gender roles and responsibilities in their homes and communities. Female and male panelists will discuss their personal experiences negotiating work, home and ritual obligations from the particular vantage of an Orthodox feminist.

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Russel Neiss

Director of Educational Technology, G-dcast
Equally fluent in Yiddish and Javascript, Russel Neiss is a Jewish educator, technologist and activist. Russel began his career as an itinerant Jewish educator traveling across the deep south and has worked in a variety of Jewish educational settings including day schools, supplemental schools, museums and archives. He holds a BA in Religious Studies and Jewish Studies from CUNY's Macaualy Honors College, an MLS with a specialization in... Read More →
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Frani Pollack

Frani Pollack is a licensed psychologist and social worker. She has been working with individuals, families and couples for over 20 years, and is currently in private practice at Bala Child and Family Associates in Philadelphia. Frani has particular expertise in working with eating disorders, trauma, and relationships. She also spends a great deal of her time supervising and training graduate students. On a sabbatical year in Jerusalem in... Read More →
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Brooke Pollak

Brooke Pollak has a BA in Judaic Studies from Yale University, completed the Beit Midrash Program at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education and has a JD from the New York University School of Law. She is an attorney at Day Pitney LLP in Greenwich, CT, specializing in estate planning and administration, tax planning and tax-exempt organizations. Brooke recently moved to White Plains, NY, where she lives with her husband, Rabbi Yossi Pollak, and... Read More →

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

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