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EDUCATION

Before Sarah Schenirer: Education for Girls in Eastern Europe
Dr. Eliyana Adler
 

Tanach Education in Elementary Schools
Rachel Frazer
 

Education for children and their parents from birth to age 10
Dr. Chaya Gorsetman
 

JOFA Gender and Orthodoxy Curriculm - Bereishit: A New Beginning - A Differentiated Approach to Learning and Teaching
Dr. Chaya Gorsetman
 

Homeschooling: Fringe Movement or Viable Alternative in Jewish Education?
Viva Hammer
 

"Secular studies" and "Limude Kodesh" in day schools -- Should education ever be "secular"?
Deborah Klapper
 

"Secular" and "Holy" - Educational priorities for the Modern Orthodox Community.
Deborah Klapper
 

Gender and education -- with a special focus on religious education. This topic includes issues of gender messages in schools, gender and curricula, single-sex versus coed education, power and hierarchy in schools, body issues, girls in the sciences and in sports, analysis of the most recent research in gender issues and the brain, and issues of gender and cultural differences. 
Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman
 

Pre-marital education in the religious community: What does the Orthodox community consider pre-marriage education; what are the messages women and men -- receive before marriage; what is the archetypal orthodox relationship; are there ways we can be doing this better?
Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman
 

"A Bet Midrash of Her Own: Women's Contribution to the Study and Knowledge of Torah" 
Dr. Tamar Ross
 

Teaching Torah to Children of Unaffiliated Jews 
Ms. Jennifer Seligman
 

The History of Jewish Girls' Education 
Laura Shaw-Frank
 

FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS

American Jewish families face the future
Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman
 

Cool Jews: The Jewish teen experience and why it matters
Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman
 

Darchei shalom- the Path to Building Community- Mishnah Tractate Gittin
Ms. Rahel Berkovits
 

American Family Law (including its implications for Jewish Communities) — e.g. surrogacy, and the new reproductive technologies
Janet Dolgin
 

Observant Jews and Modern Life - Psychology of Faithfulness / Dating and Marriage
Dr. Michelle Friedman
 

The Interface of Psychiatry and Religious Life: Post-partum Depression, Anxiety and Depression
Dr. Michelle Friedman
 

Creating a meaningful Jewish environment for young children - at home and/or in school
Dr. Chaya Gorsetman
 

The Jewish Family in the 21st Century
Blu Greenberg
 

Blessed With Children: Why have Orthodox Family Sizes Have Grown in Modern Times While Other Families have Shrunk?
Viva Hammer
 

Blood Rhythms: Sex in an Orthodox Marriage
Viva Hammer
 

Relationships - Between Couples, Within Families, and in Organizations
Gael Hammer
 

"The Mother Machine": Family Planning and Contraception
Dr. Ronit Ir-shai
 

Blended Families and the Jewish Community
Joan Katz
 

"She spat in his face, yet he did not shame her": The limits of Honor thy Father and Mother
Leebie Mallin
 

But Ima, Why Aren't Any Women on the Bima? - Raising Conscious and Concerned Children in the Orthodox Community.
Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus
 

Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community: Research indicates that Jewish women stay in abusive relationships longer than women of other ethnic groups. Reasons for this alarming statistic will be explored and discussed. Excerpts from the film "To Save a Life" will be shown as a trigger for discussion. Resources for community services will be shared
Naomi Mark
 

Ethical Dilemmas in Religious Dating
Naomi Mark
 

Jewish Step-Parenting: Challenges, Conflicts, and Choices — strategies and solutions
Naomi Mark
 

Orthodox Jewish Super Women: Doing it all — coping strategies for succeeding as the working mom
Naomi Mark
 

The Sandwich Generation: Women: Jewish women as multi-generational caregivers
Naomi Mark
 

What makes a Jewish home Jewish
Dr. Vanessa Ochs
 

Dealing with our Children - "those who comply/those who defy"
Miriam Schacter
 

Women and Men in Judaism: Partners in Conflict
Miriam Schacter
 

HALAKHA

Positive Time Bound Commandments

"Tefillin Stand" - An Interactive Workshop for Women on Wearing Tefillin
Dr. Aliza Berger-Cooper
 

"Tzizit Stand" - Make Your own Tzizit, An Interactive Workshop for Women
Dr. Aliza Berger-Cooper
 

Halakhot of Women and Tefillin
Dr. Aliza Berger-Cooper
 

Halakhot of Women and Tzizit
Dr. Aliza Berger-Cooper
 

The Ashkenazi Custom of Two Blessings for T'fillin - Is it a mistaken custom? A textual analysis.
Dr. Debby Koren
 

The Road To Wearing a Tallit - Addressing the Tensions of Change in the Community
Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus
 

Mikvah, Niddah and Sexuality

Laws of Niddah
Mahara"t Sara Hurwitz
 

A Textual Analysis of Hilchot Niddah - Where do our Practices Come From?
Deborah Klapper
 

Mating, Marriage, and Mikvah - Towards a New Sexual Awareness
Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus
 

Tzniut and Sexuality - A Case of Compatibility or Mutual Exclusivity?
Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus
 

Niddah
Rabbi Dr. Haviva Ner-David
 

Jewish Medical Ethics and issues of conception
Dr. Vanessa Ochs
 

Niddah
Devorah Zlochower
 

Women and Halakha

A Daughter's Kaddish
Dr. Norma Baumel Joseph
 

Women in the Jewish Legal Tradition; Responsa Responding to Women
Dr. Norma Baumel Joseph
 

Any topic on Women and Halakha/Ritual. For example, Women and saying Kaddish, Women and Prayer, Women and the Synagogue, Women and Megillah Reading, etc...
Ms. Rahel Berkovits
 

Women and Halacha - observance of mitzvot, ritual participation
Rachel Dulitz
 

Women and Head Covering
Mahara"t Sara Hurwitz
 

Abortion in Jewish Law: A Halakhic - Gender Perspective 
Dr. Ronit Ir-shai
 

"Grace is deceptive, beauty is illusory" (Proverbs 31:30) - Two Halakhic Approaches to Elective Plastic Surgery. A text-based discussion.
Dr. Debby Koren
 

A Man Precedes a Women when Saving a Life (Horayot 3, 7) - What are the implications of the lesser obligation of women in mitzvot? A text-based study session on women's obligation in mitzvot.
Dr. Debby Koren
 

Jews are not Catholic - An Examination of Halakhic Sources on Abortion
Dr. Debby Koren
 

Women in Halakha
Rabbinical Court Advocate Rachel Levmore
 

Women in Halakha
Rabbi Dr. Haviva Ner-David
 

"The Feminist Contribution to Halakhic Discourse: Kol be-Isha Erva as a Test Case"
Dr. Tamar Ross
 

Women and Halakha
Lisa Schlaff
 

Can Women Dance with/touch a Sefer Torah?
Ms. Jennifer Seligman
 

Women and Hair Covering
Ms. Jennifer Seligman
 

Women and Mitzvot, including Bircat ha Mazon and Zimmun
Ms. Jennifer Seligman
 

Women in Halacha - An Examination of Specific Mitzvot
Laura Shaw-Frank
 

Women and Halakha
Devorah Zlochower
 

Other Halakhic Topics

Halakhic Minyanim (Partnership Minyanim): Halakhic basis and consequences on Orthodox communities through case study 
Michal Bar-Asher Siegal
 

Check Your Own Mezuzah - this workshop encourages us to keep the mitzvah of placing Mezuzot in our homes and checking them twice every seven years by teaching how to tell if a Mezuzah is kosher.
Soferet S Avielah Barclay
 

History and Development of Halacha
Rachel Dulitz
 

Halacha and Contemporary Society: Medical Ethics
Sharon Freundel
 

Intersection of Secular and Religious Law
Dean Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin
 

The Blessing on Blossoming Trees: Tracing a Journey From the Gemara to Present Day Halacha -- using the blessing on blossoming trees as an example, this speech traces the development of Jewish law from the gemara to its practical application today.
Viva Hammer
 

Laws of Mourning and tearing kriyah
Mahara"t Sara Hurwitz
 

Lighting Shabbat Candles: Laws and Minhagim
Mahara"t Sara Hurwitz
 

Multivocality in Midrash Halacha -- how can these and those be the words of the Living God?
Deborah Klapper
 

Agenda in P'sak Halakha - Are halakhic decisions based on a search for truth or are they influenced by public policy considerations? A text-based study session.
Dr. Debby Koren
 

Raisinettes - Safek and Humrot: An examination of the halakhic approach and the tendency to choose stringent rulings, using source texts.
Dr. Debby Koren
 

Responsa in a Historical Context - Early modern and modern responsa are examined in the context of the events of their times, such as post-expulsion Sephardic Jewish experience or European Jewish experience during or following the time of emancipation. 
Dr. Debby Koren
 

The Laws of Mechitza
Leebie Mallin
 

JEWISH HISTORY

Jewish Women's History: Ethics and Sources
Dr. Eliyana Adler
 

Rayna Batya Berlin: The Rebellious Rebbetzin as Self-Reflection
Dr. Eliyana Adler
 

Reading into History: Dvora Baron as Storyteller
Dr. Eliyana Adler
 

Relationship between Early Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism as preserved in texts from the first centuries 
Michal Bar-Asher Siegal
 

Portrait of a century: Jews in film
Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman
 

Dignity in the Face of the Holocaust: The Chevra Kadisha During the Holocaust
Mrs. Rochel Berman
 

What's in a Jewish Name? Our Link to Destiny
Dr. Leila Bronner
 

A Woman's Voice from the Holocaust
Fanya Gottesfeld Heller
 

Coming of Age During the Holocaust
Fanya Gottesfeld Heller
 

My Story of Survival: Bearing Witness 60 Years Later
Fanya Gottesfeld Heller
 

Goddess Worship in Ancient Israel
Dr. Deena Grant
 

Critical Issues Facing American Jewry
Blu Greenberg
 

Australian Jewish History and Writing Family Stories
Gael Hammer
 

The Geniza Woman
Professor Sara Reguer
 

Women of the Renaissance
Professor Sara Reguer
 

Women and Jewish History
Lisa Schlaff
 

JEWISH MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND IGGUN

Agunah - The halachic roots of the problem, the gravity and dimension of the problem, and the debate over proposed solutions
Dr. Susan Aranoff
 

Agony of Agunot: Divorce Law & Feminism
Dr. Norma Baumel Joseph
 

Agunot
Dean Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin
 

Prenuptial Agreements
Dean Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin
 

A Thoughtful Interpretation of the Basic Sources of Jewish Divorce Law
Rabbinical Court Advocate Rachel Levmore
 

Getting her Get -- Amazing Stories
Rabbinical Court Advocate Rachel Levmore
 

Romance vs. The Prenuptial Agreement
Rabbinical Court Advocate Rachel Levmore
 

Women Rabbinical Court Advocates and their function within the Israeli Rabbinical Court System - An Historical and Ideological Overview
Rabbinical Court Advocate Rachel Levmore
 

The Rabbi's Role as a Sexual Educator/ The Role of the Kallah Teacher as Sexual Educator
Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld
 

The Legal and Philosophical History of the Agunah Problem in America 
Laura Shaw-Frank
 

"The Interpretive Strategies of Rabbinic Court Pleaders": a presentation of 3 "ideal types" of pleaders and the interpretive strategies that they employ to reconcile modern values and traditional
Attorney Susan Weiss
 

Are Some Pre-nupts Better than Others? A survey of pre-nuptial agreements meant to ameliorate the problem of Jewish women and divorce
Attorney Susan Weiss
 

Taking Form: The Tort of Get Recalcitrance: a description of how the tort of get recalcitrance is taking form in Israel and how this is part of a world-wide trend. Is it a solution to the problem of J
Attorney Susan Weiss
 

JEWISH PHILOSOPHY

Torat Hayyim a Living Torah: The Status of Women in the Thought of Rabbi Professor Eliezer Berkovits
Ms. Rahel Berkovits
 

Matan Torah: What Did Moses Receive at Sinai? 
Dr. Shani Berrin
 

Theodicy: The Problem of suffering in Second Temple Literature
Dr. Shani Berrin
 

Feminism and Orthodoxy - Revolution of Small Signs
Blu Greenberg
 

Toward Building a Gender-Critical Approach to the Philosophy of Halakha
Dr. Ronit Ir-shai
 

Midrash Aggadah: Reading and exploring the philosophy and beliefs of our sages, emphasizing women issues
Rachel Keren
 

Rambam - especially Guide for Pereplexed and other Philosophic writings
Rachel Keren
 

The Duality of our Existence: Clashes and Enrichment
Rabbinical Court Advocate Rachel Levmore
 

Feminist Midrash
Dr. Vanessa Ochs
 

Between Then and Now: How Talmudic Sexual Ethics Can Speak to us Today
Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld
 

Eish Levana: The Torah of the Spaces
Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld
 

Hasidic Hermeneutics: R. Zadok ha-Kohen's Subversive Readings
Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld
 

Radical Repentance: Sin and Repentance in the thought of R. Zadok ha-Kohen
Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld
 

"Can Judaism Sustain the Feminist Critique of Gender?"
Dr. Tamar Ross
 

"Can Torah be Studied Objectively? The Response of the Musar Movement to Bias in Talmud Torah"
Dr. Tamar Ross
 

"Where to Look for Miracles: Maimonides, Ramban, Rav Dessler and the Maharal on the Relationship between the Natural and the Supernatural"
Dr. Tamar Ross
 

Allegory as a Tool for Resolving Faith Conflicts
Dr. Tamar Ross
 

The Challenge of Feminism to Traditional Judaism
Dr. Tamar Ross
 

The Role of Doubt in Religious Belief
Dr. Tamar Ross
 

Superman and Everyman: Two Rabbinic Models of Sin and Forgiveness
Dr. Miriam Udel
 

LIFECYCLE EVENTS AND RITUALS

Tahora: The Final Act of Loving Kindness
Mrs. Rochel Berman
 

When Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things: How We Ensure Dignity Beyond Death
Mrs. Rochel Berman
 

How life cycle events such as births, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and Bat Mitzvahs affect the family and how to make these events meaningful for adults as well as for children
Dr. Chaya Gorsetman
 

Simchat Bat
Dean Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin
 

Making a Meaningful Bat Mitzvah: Getting Beyond the Party to a Celebration that Teaches Values for Life.
Viva Hammer
 

Ritual Innovation
Dr. Vanessa Ochs
 

The myth of the "authentic" Jewish wedding
Dr. Vanessa Ochs
 

The Four Sons: their Biblical Sources, and the Haggada's Interpretations 
Ms. Jennifer Seligman
 

SPIRITUALITY

Challan, Niddah and Candles: Jewish Women's Prayers
Dr. Eliyana Adler
 

ShalhevetYah: the Holy Flame of the AlefBet, an exploration of Midrash on the Hebrew letters, lessons on how to connect with the Divine, on Social Action & more that can be found in their shapes & in the spaces in between! 
Soferet S Avielah Barclay
 

A Journey to Heaven: The Jewish Search for Life Beyond
Dr. Leila Bronner
 

Faith in G-d After the Holocaust: Four Models
Dr. Ronit Ir-shai
 

The Sage and the Prophet - Two Models of Jewish Spirituality
Dr. Tamar Ross
 

Is there a Feminine Expression of Spirituality?
Sara Yehudit Schneider
 

Kabbalistic Writings on the Nature of Masculine & Feminine: A Vision of how Women and Men will Relate when they have Healed Themselves and Fixed the World, based on the Talmudic tale of the sun and moon
Sara Yehudit Schneider
 

TANACH / BIBLE

Text Study in Tanach

Parashat Shavu'a, through the Lens of Midrash
Dr. Rachel Adelman
 

The Meaning of Midrash - The place of midrash in rabbinic literature, the medium and its messages
Dr. Susan Aranoff
 

Midrashei Halakha: Introduction and text study of topics treated in legal Midrashim, and the Aggada in early tannaitic material
Michal Bar-Asher Siegal
 

The Book of Joshua
Rachel Frazer
 

Biblical themes and Biblical poetry, socio-historical analysis of commentaries, and associated ideas in the Five Books of Moses, Esther, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs
Sharon Freundel
 

Ben Zoma is already outside — An Ill-fated Journey into Pardes: Close readings and comparisons within rabbinic literature will be used to explore the journey and fate of this relatively less-known member of the "four who entered Pardes"
Miriam Gedwiser
 

From Temple to Torah -- Pilgrimage in Masekhet Hagigah: This session is geared for shalosh regalim, especially Shavuot and/or Simchat Torah 
Miriam Gedwiser
 

God Against Baal: Monotheism Prevails
Dr. Deena Grant
 

Preserving the Bible Throughout the Centuries
Dr. Deena Grant
 

The Genesis Creation Story in it's Ancient Near Eastern Context
Dr. Deena Grant
 

Parshat Hashavua Drasha/Shiur
Mahara"t Sara Hurwitz
 

Family and Nationhood in Sefer Bereshit
Deborah Klapper
 

Slumbering Prophets and the Escape from Self: How the Book of Jonah Mines and Undermines the Story of Noah 
Judy Klitsner
 

The Midwives of Egypt: Restoration of Identity and Seeds of Redemption
Judy Klitsner
 

Three Akedot: Ishmael, Isaac, and Job's Children
Judy Klitsner
 

Genesis – The Dysfunctional Family (Cain and Abel: The First Murder; Noah and his Sons; Lot and his daughters; Sarah and Hagar; Isaac and Ishmael: Brotherly Love?; Jacob and Esau: Fighting to be the First Born; Rachel and Leah; Deena’s honor; Judah and Tamar; Joseph and His Brothers: Favoritism Gone Awry) 
Leebie Mallin
 

The Book of Judges- Chaos in Israel (The Sacrificial Daughter; The Chopped Up Concubine; Deborah: The First Woman Rabbi?; Yael: Woman Warrior; Samson and Delilah)
Leebie Mallin
 

Topics in Midrashic and Agggadic Literature - an in-depth analysis of selected midrashim or aggadic materials from the Talmud on a range of topics.
Karen Miller
 

Moses’ Transformation from “A Man of Egypt” into “A Man of God” 
Sandra E. Rapoport Esq.
 

Up On the Roof:  The Story of David & Batsheva 
Sandra E. Rapoport Esq.
 

Development of Midrash
Lisa Schlaff
 

'Mere Anarchy is Loosed Upon the World:' Esther's Prayer
Dr. Avivah Zornberg
 

Jonah: Submission or Surrender?
Dr. Avivah Zornberg
 

The Murmuring Deep
Dr. Avivah Zornberg
 

Women in Tanach

David and His Wives
Dr. Rachel Adelman
 

Recreating Eve
Dr. Rachel Adelman
 

Serah bat Asher: Songstress, Poet and Woman of Wisdom
Dr. Rachel Adelman
 

The Righteous Women of the Exodus
Dr. Rachel Adelman
 

When the Women Refused to Strip Off Their Finery (Why Rosh Hodesh is a Women's Festival)
Dr. Rachel Adelman
 

Buria: Model Homemaker or Radical Feminist?
Ms. Rahel Berkovits
 

Hannah's Prayer: Rabbinic Ambivalence
Dr. Leila Bronner
 

Serach and the Exodus: A midrashic Miracle
Dr. Leila Bronner
 

The Book of Ruth
Rachel Frazer
 

Self and Other: Sarah and Hagar
Miriam Gedwiser
 

An In-depth Study of Tamar and Judah
Tammy Jacobowitz
 

Images of Women in the Midrash on Eichah
Tammy Jacobowitz
 

Women's Bodies and Social Control in Vayikra Rabbah
Tammy Jacobowitz
 

A wide range of topics in Tanach with an emphasis on women and women issues
Rachel Keren
 

The Tent, the Field, and the Battlefield: The Dynamic Face of the Biblical Motherhood
Judy Klitsner
 

Women in the Bible (Rebecca: The Trickster Matriarch; Vashti: The Other Woman of Megillat Esther; Miriam:  The Female Moses?; Deborah: The First Woman Rabbi?; The Daughters of Zelophehad:Rabbinic reflections on assertive women; Ruth:  The First Convert?) 
Leebie Mallin
 

Batya, Moses' Second Mother
Sandra E. Rapoport Esq.
 

Desperately Seeking Sarah: Her Silence During the Akeida
Sandra E. Rapoport Esq.
 

Making Choices: Lot Chooses Sodom
Sandra E. Rapoport Esq.
 

The Heartbreak of Sarah and Hagar
Sandra E. Rapoport Esq.
 

The Daughters of Tzlafchad: Toward a Methodology of Attitude Around Women's Issues
Sara Yehudit Schneider
 

The Matriarch Sarah: Isaac's Mother, Itzik's Muse
Dr. Miriam Udel
 

'And I am a Stranger:' Becoming Ruth
Dr. Avivah Zornberg
 

Why did Sarah Laugh?
Dr. Avivah Zornberg
 

WOMEN IN JUDAISM

Women of the Wall - politics and religion in Israel, the quest for women's religious and spiritual fulfillment
Dr. Susan Aranoff
 

Changing lives: gender roles and their impact on American Jewish life
Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman
 

Netivat Sofrut - A dramatic tale of the road less traveled, including provocative discussion of the political and Jewish legal complexities of work as a certified Soferet. 
Soferet S Avielah Barclay
 

Food & Religion: Women as Central Ritual Experts
Dr. Norma Baumel Joseph
 

Women in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Dr. Shani Berrin
 

Women, Frumkeit and the "Modern" Orthodox World: Why has the Orthodox community increasingly measured their religiosity through references to the habits, clothing, and experiences of women?
Janet Dolgin
 

Advances in the Role of Women in Orthodoxy
Rachel Dulitz
 

The Interface of Women and Judaism: women and prayer, women and Torah learning, women in Tanach
Sharon Freundel
 

Orthodox Jewish Feminism; Where are we Headed?
Blu Greenberg
 

Issues Related to Women and the Law
Dean Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin
 

In My Own Lifetime: Jewish Feminism in America and Israel 
Dr. Beverly Gribetz
 

Setting Up Your Own Women's Tefillah Group
Gael Hammer
 

Women in the Talmud
Mahara"t Sara Hurwitz
 

Promoting women issues in Israel. 
Rachel Keren
 

Kol Kvod Bat Melech Pniman - The Case For Women in Leadership.
Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus
 

Body issues and Jewish women 
Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman
 

Women and Jewish communal leadership: What are the specific challenges women face in Jewish communal work and advancements; what are the professional cultures in the Jewish community and how do they affect women; what is the relationship between gender and leadership in the Jewish community at large. 
Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman
 

Jewish Feminism
Dr. Vanessa Ochs
 

Businesswoman 'Par Excellence' - Gluckel of Hameln
Professor Sara Reguer
 

Establishing a Minyan or Women's Tefillah Group - Working with Conflict in your Community
Miriam Schacter
 

Feminism in the State of Israel
Leah Shakdiel
 

Jewish Feminism
Leah Shakdiel
 

The History of Orthodox Women's Leadership 
Laura Shaw-Frank
 

OTHER

Inside every Jew there is a mob of Jews. Jewish writers capture the varieties of the contemporary Jewish experience
Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman
 

Juggling acts: Negotiating the Jewish and secular pieces of our lives
Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman
 

Sh'ma Yisrael: a workshop for the kids (or adults) on how to write the Sh'ma with a feather-quill on parchment.
Soferet S Avielah Barclay
 

Dignity in the Wake of Terrorism: The Chevra Kadisha Following Terrorist Attacks
Mrs. Rochel Berman
 

Pesach/Chag Hamatzot in the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Second Temple sources
Dr. Shani Berrin
 

American Constitutional Law: Interpretations of the religion clauses 
Janet Dolgin
 

Personhood, Discrimination and the New Genetics: Why are Jews (Askenazi Jews in particular) being associated with a disproportionate number of harmful genetic alterations and what are the consequences?
Janet Dolgin
 

Pastoral Counseling - What should communities expect from rabbis and how can communities support psychological health
Dr. Michelle Friedman
 

Capital Punishment in Jewish Thought: Contemporary American as well as rabbinic sources will be used to explore three questions: Why punish? Why not punish? How to punish?
Miriam Gedwiser
 

Aliyah: Can an American Oleh Really Make a Contribution? 
Dr. Beverly Gribetz
 

As Israel's Poor Get Poorer: Who is Taking Responsibility? 
Dr. Beverly Gribetz
 

Israel-Diaspora Jewry: Are We Engaged or Disengaged? 
Dr. Beverly Gribetz
 

Jewish Ethnicity in Israel: Are We Siblings or Rivals? 
Dr. Beverly Gribetz
 

Back to Basics: Judaism 101
Mahara"t Sara Hurwitz
 

Storytelling and Memory in the Haggadah
Tammy Jacobowitz
 

Jewish Frum Teenage Girls At Risk 
Naomi Mark
 

Gender and Jewish adolescence. What are the specific challenges to being an adolescent religious girl? What messages do religious girls encounter at home, in school, with teachers and rabbis? How can we be doing this better?
Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman
 

Orthodox men and masculinity -- The "Be an Orthodox Man" Box 
Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman
 

Politics, power, and gender
Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman
 

Book Reading "Life on the Fringes" and Discussion
Rabbi Dr. Haviva Ner-David
 

Jewish Sensibilities
Dr. Vanessa Ochs
 

Judaism and Healing
Dr. Vanessa Ochs
 

From Theory to Action: Addressing Sexual Problems in the Orthodox Community
Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld
 

Single in the City: Reconciling Law and Desire (or: Premarital Sexuality: The Double Bind of Modernity and Orthodoxy)
Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld
 

Social Justice Issues (including peace) in Judaism and the State of Israel
Leah Shakdiel
 

Fishy Rebbes and Wise Rivers: The Ethics of Speech in Jewish Law and Culture
Dr. Miriam Udel
 

Planting Holiness: A Talk for Tu B'Shevat
Dr. Miriam Udel
 

The Shekhina's Reluctant Withdrawal: A Talk for Tisha B'Av
Dr. Miriam Udel
 

Women and Learning
Devorah Zlochower
 

Women and Religious Leadership
Devorah Zlochower