Sichot beyn Achayot: An Open Dialogue Between Diaspora and Israeli Sisters

 
 
 
Thanks to a generous grant from KKL-JNF / Masorti Olami / Mereaz Olami, Women’s League is grateful to provide 3 workshops of Conversations Between Sisters.
 
Registration through Wizevents Will be required to join each session. 
 

Sichot beyn Achayot means “conversations between sisters.” This program is designed to foster a deeper mutual understanding between the members of WLCJ in North America, the Masorti women from Israel and Masorti Olami, our communities around the world.

 

Sichot beyn Achayot: Conversations between SISTERS – Workshop 3 – December 12, 2021

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Topic: Conversations Between Conservative and Masorti Sisters

Three pairs of women will each explore some aspect of living Jewishly as a Conservative/ Masorti Jew, comparing life in North America to life in Israel. Following the 3 conversations, all participants will be invited to participate in breakout rooms, where women from both sides of the Atlantic will have the opportunity to engage in conversation. 
 
Conversation 1: Comparing the Nativ/College Experience to the IDF/College Experience
Speakers: 
Women’s League: Aliza Bromberg Gaber, Graduate Student at Tufts University
Masorti Olami: Yaarat Dvash Yehoshua, College Student in Jerusalem
 
 
Conversation 2: Living Jewishly In a Minority vs. A Majority Population
Speakers: 
Women’s League: Ellie Kremer, Israel Chair and Mothers of Olim Net
Masorti Olami: Sophie Fellman Rafolovich, National Chairperson Masorti Movement in Israel
 
 
Conversation 3: Being A Lay Leader in the Conservative/Masorti Movement
 
Speakers:
Women’s League: Debbi Kaner Goldich, WLCJ International President
Masorti Olami: Alexis Silverman, IPP Kehilat Moreshet Avraham (KMA), East Talpiot
 

Participation in this program is a benefit of your membership. 
Questions?
Contact Rabbi Margie Cella
mcella@wlcj.org
 
 
 

 

Sichot beyn Achayot: Conversations between SISTERS Workshop 2 – Sunday, November 14th

 

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Davening at Robinson’s Arch video

Rabbi Debra Cantor’s Presentation

Topic: Davening as Conservative / Masorti Women

Speakers: 

Women’s League: Rabbi Debra Cantor, Congregation B’Nai Tikvoh, Bloomfield, CT

Masorti Olami: Rakefet Ginsberg, Executive Director Masorti Movement in Israel

Two speakers will examine the question of davening as Conservative/ Masorti women; they will address the experience of davening with Women of the Wall, and also davening in an egalitarian setting at Robinson’s Arch.

Program funded by: generous grant from KKL/MERCAZ

This program is designed to foster a deeper mutual understanding between the members of WLCJ in North America and the Masorti Olami women of Israel. It is designed to address the question, “How are we the same, and how are we different?

Each of the 3 workshops will address this question by concentrating on one specific issue that is both relevant and timely to us all, and will include presentations from 2 speakers, one from each side of the Atlantic. This workshop will each be followed by a Q&A session in which all attendees will be encouraged to participate. The third and last workshop, coming in December, will conclude with breakout rooms in which participants will have an opportunity to join the conversation. Click here for the Conversations Between Sisters_3 Workshops Flyer.

Participation in this program is a benefit of your membership. 

Questions?

Contact Rabbi Margie Cella

mcella@wlcj.org

 
 
 

 
 
Sichot beyn Achayot: Conversations between SISTERS – Workshop 1

October 17, 2021

 

Click HERE to view recording of this session.

Topic: Conservative/Masorti Conversion
 
Speakers: 
Women’s League: Rabbi Elana Zelony, Congregation Beth Torah, Richardson, TX
Masorti Olami: Rabbi Diana Villa, Schechter Institute and Rabbinical School, Jerusalem
 
Program funded by: generous grant from KKL/MERCAZ
 
This program is designed to foster a deeper mutual understanding between the members of WLCJ in North America and the Masorti Olami women of Israel. It is designed to address the question, “How are we the same, and how are we different?
 
Each of the 3 workshops will address this question by concentrating on one specific issue that is both relevant and timely to us all, and will include presentations from 2 speakers, one from each side of the Atlantic. During the October and November workshops will each be followed by a Q&A session in which all attendees will be encouraged to participate. The third workshop in December will conclude with breakout rooms in which participants will have an opportunity to join the conversation. Click here for the Conversations Between Sisters_3 Workshops Flyer.