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Sunday, December 8 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Breaking the Chains: Making a Difference in the Agunah Fight

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Sponsored by Joyce and Daniel Straus

What is the current state of agunah activism? How can communities support agunot and the organizations that advocate for them? What are the different tactics used in Israel and America?  This session will explore the current advocacy strategies employed by agunah organizations, as well as strategies to prevent iggun from happening to you or your family members.

Moderators
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Beverly Siegel

Chicagoan Beverly Siegel is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a journalist and public relations professional. Her film "Women Unchained," focusing on the problem of 'get' refusal and  | ways to combat it, premiered in March 2011 in Jerusalem and has since been featured at Jewish film festivals and special screenings around the world. This summer, "Women Unchained" had a six-week run on The Jewish Channel. Ms. Siegel... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Rachel Levmore

Dr. Rachel Levmore, Rabbinical Court Advocate, is the Director of the Agunot and Get-Refusal Prevention Project, of the International Young Israel Movement in Israel and the Jewish Agency. Rachel is one of a team that developed a Prenuptial Agreement for the Prevention of Get-Refusal─ “The Agreement for Mutual Respect". She is a sitting member of the State of Israel Commission for the Appointment of Rabbinic Court Judges. As an expert on... Read More →
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Rabbi Jeremy Stern

Rabbi Jeremy Stern serves as the Executive Director of the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA), an international nonprofit organization which advocates against the abuse of the get (Jewish divorce) process. Rabbi Stern received a B.A., a Master’s in Jewish Education, and rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University, and a Master’s in Public Administration specializing in Nonprofit Administration from Baruch College. With ORA, Rabbi... Read More →


Sunday December 8, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm
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