Justice, Politics, Religion, Sex & Gender

Blogging the Omer, Day 24: Another NY event that I'm going to miss by living elsewhere, d***it!

Week Four, day Three
Tiferet of Netzach
Another New York Event. Sponsored by the UJA, and sounds like it could be quite the conversation – any panel that includes both Judith Plaskow and Blu Greenberg has got to be worth hearing:
In anticipation of Shavuot, UJA-Federation of New York’s Task Force on the Jewish Woman presents the third part of a series on women and politics
Gender and Justice:
How Activists Integrate Judaism and Politics
Thursday, May 15, 2008
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
During the holiday of Shavuot, we celebrate receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai by engaging in all-night study.
In preparation, we will come together for an evening of study and performance, exploring ideas of Judaism, activism, feminism, and politics.
* Texts That Inspire Lives of Activism, a panel discussion with scholars Blu Greenberg, Miriam Margles, and Judith Plaskow, moderated by Dianne Cohler-Esses
* Text-study sessions presented by scholars Elana Stein Hain, Joy Levitt, and Stephanie Ruskay
* Becoming Israel, a Storahtelling performance by Shira Epstein and Naomi Less
Storahtelling brings us an abridged, staged reading from their newly debuted play Becoming Israel. Biblical and modern characters are intertwined in this piece to discover their shared story and their common name, Israel, “The One Who Struggles with God.” After the performance, Naomi and Shira will engage us in a discussion regarding the performance and theatre itself as a medium for text and activism.
Light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Program will start at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $25* or $15* for students and young professionals
UJA-Federation of New York
130 East 59th Street
New York City
R.SV.P. to Emily Loubaton at 1.212.836.1710 or [email protected].
*The cover charge represents the cost of the event and is not tax-deductible

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