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Women’s Struggles for Equality in a Jewish and Democratic Israel
May 23, 2019 , 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019
Co-Sponsored by Jewish Center Women
Presented by Tanya Zion-Waldoks, a gender scholar, feminist activist and mother of four – intertwined callings. Her research examines intersections of religion, gender, and politics, with a focus on women’s social movements. Currently a post-doctoral Rothschild fellow at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion, Tanya will join the faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s School of Education in 2019. Her current project is a comparative study of religious feminisms in Israel.
In Israel’s multicultural society, national politics and everyday lives are shaped by the interplay between religion and gender. This mini-course will explore how Israel’s aspiration to be both Jewish and democratic shapes women’s lives, and how women – particularly religious women – shape Israel’s character. We will discuss how Jewish (from secular to ultra-Orthodox) and Arab (Muslim, Christian, Druze and Bedouin) women transform law, culture, and society and what challenges they face.
Open to the Community! RSVP requested.
$54 for Jewish Center members $72 for community members. To register, please complete the form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org and mail your payment to TJC Attention: Women in Israel OR call 609-921-0100 Ext. 200 to pay by credit card.