Our VOICES festival always lends itself to much conversation, and this year is no exception.
We officially launched our series of panel discussions this past Sunday, with a powerhouse group of women ruminating on the topic of “Women and Religious Tradition” and covering a wide variety of subjects ranging from the glass ceiling within the Jewish Not-for-Profit world to the harassment of an eight-year-old girl in the Ultra Orthodox community of Beit Shemesh.
It was an honor to share the stage with this impressive brain trust:
- Jennifer Breger, author, JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) Board member and editor of the JOFA Journal
- Sara Rose Gorfinkel, Executive Director, Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington
- Naomi Malka, Coordinator of the Adas Israel Community Mikvah
- Rabbi Esther Lederman, Associate Rabbi at Temple Micah
Next up, Theater J Council Member Stephen Stern will be talking with Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat (vocalist, composer, arranger, and choral conductor of Sephardic, Ladino, Israeli, and Classical Italian music) for An Encounter with Sephardic Identity through Music.
Check out our complete schedule of Voices from a Changing Middle East programming here; the schedule will be updated regularly to reflect additions and changes. As always–Theater J patrons can attend any and all panels–we invite you to join in on the conversation!