On the Cutting Edge… Today’s Jewish Woman

Advance Your Mind. Enhance Your Well-Being.
a symposium for women of all ages in the Jewish tradition of learning and growing
Sunday, November 3, 2013 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus


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Full-time College Students w/ ID: $15
Under 30: $30
Registration Fee: $42*
*early bird discount fee: $38 (must be received by October 15, 2013)


Symposium Program

8:30 a.m. | registration

9:10 a.m. | opening keynote
"A Family Like Ours": A Window on Domestic Violence
The Honorable Wendy S. Morton

9:55 a.m. | session 1 options

  • If Israel Relinquished the Settlements, Would there be Peace? | Devin Sper
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Jewish | Marcie Lee, MSW
  • Burden or Blessing… | Ellen Gerst
  • The Landscape of American Religious Life… a fascinating look at recent trends and how Jews are (or are not) part of them | Amy Shevitz, PhD
  • How Does Traditional Ashkenazi Jewish Food Fit into the Diet of Today’s Healthy Conscious Modern Jewish Woman? | Shoshana Freedman, MS, RD

11-11:55 a.m. | session 2 options

  • The Origin of Human Sociality and Religion’s The Origin of Human Sociality and Religion’s Role in Promoting Sociality | Paul Cassell, PhD
  • The First Amendment – The Sequel, Back by Popular Demand! | Honorable Wendy S. Morton
  • Got Sleep… Still Counting Sheep at Night? | Mark Gotfried, MD
  • Don’t Let Stress Have a Seat at the Table! Are you inviting stress into your life? | Dvora Entin, LCSW
  • Israel in Peril - From Within | Martin Levin, PhD

noon - 1 p.m. | luncheon/raffles/keynote speaker
Loving, Letting Go and Leaving a Legacy
Patricia Gottlieb Shapiro, MSW


Coordinated by the Bureau of Jewish Education, in partnership with Valley of the Sun JCC and the Jewish Book Council

Community Sponsors: Brandeis National Committee; Center for Jewish Studies at Arizona State University, a research unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Hadassah Valley of the Sun; National Council of Jewish Woman; Women’s Jewish Learning Center and Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Community Association