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Sunday, February 23 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Standing Up In The Margins: Jewish Women and Social Change

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Standing up for justice is a Jewish value as dictated by the earliest texts. Yet the position of women in Jewish spaces has long been that of marginalization. Nonetheless, modern women in the US have blazed trails in the name of justice. This is particularly true because of organizations like The National Council of Jewish Women, or NCJW, founded in 1893 in response to women wanting to lift up their community rather than lift and pour teapots for men. The radical work of the founders of NCJW addressed reproductive rights, immigrant justice, and labor issues. Founded in Miami 98 years ago, the Greater Miami Section built and helped establish organizations such as The Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Guardian Ad Litem, Switchboard of Miami and Casa Valentina. Discover what women have contributed in the past and how to follow in their footsteps now!

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Jenni Person

Educator, Arts Professional
Since the founding of the Daughters of Israel in Miami in 1918, NCJW Miami has been instrumental in advocating for the rights of women, children and families in our community, creating community service, advocacy and educational opportunities for progressive women of all ages and... Read More →

Sunday February 23, 2020 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Room 124 Koven Center - FIU

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