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Sunday, December 8 • 11:45am - 12:40pm
Educators Track: Opening Plenary

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Stretching the Walls of the Schoolhouse: The Quest for a Broad and Transcendent Feminism in Orthodox Education
This session will explore the feminist quest in the context of other “inclusions” we seek both in the classroom and beyond. How do we employ a feminist lens in our school policies and school life, while remaining open to the ongoing evolution of what feminism means? How do we engage and include everyone, faculty and students, in an ongoing dialogue about the role of women in Judaism and society, while staying committed to our ideals? Using Parker Palmer's influential book The Courage to Teach as our foundation, and incorporating educational works from secular and contemporary Orthodox literature, we will explore the philosophical boundaries of feminism in Orthodox educational settings and discuss their applications to school policy and programming.

This session is closed to Jewish Day school educators who have registered for the Educators Track.  

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Rabbi Aaron Frank

Rabbi Aaron Frank is the High School Principal at the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in Baltimore, MD. Prior to assuming his current role at Beth Tfiloh, he served for eight years in the Lower School administration. Rabbi Frank is a graduate of the Jerusalem Fellows program at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Jerusalem where he completed a final project entitled "Toward an Understanding of Male Gender Identity in Contemporary American... Read More →

Sunday December 8, 2013 11:45am - 12:40pm

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