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The Spiritual State of Being a Woman in America

Thursday, February 28 (NEW DATE)| 7:00-8:30PM | Community House

With the emergence of #metoo movement, the Kavanaugh hearings, and misogyny voiced from the highest office in the country, what does this mean for women? How can we turn to religious life for support, while also acknowledging the patriarchy that exists in religious texts and spaces? Join Rabbi Felicia Sol for an exploration of these questions through experiences, textual learning, and conversations with guest speakers.

In this final session of the series, Rabbi Felicia Sol will be joined by Professor Yifat Bitton, legal academic and social activist for equality, specializing in anti-discrimination law and critical-egalitarian theory of law.

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Professor Yifat Bitton holds a Ph.D. from Hebrew University and an LL.M. from Yale University Law School, and spent a year as a Fulbright fellow at Harvard University Law School.

She is the Co-founder and chair of “Tmura”, The Israeli Anti-discrimination Legal Centre. For her long lasting human rights work, Bitton has won myriad social and legal awards and prizes. Among them: The Aliance Prize for Education and Social Change; The Minister of Social Equality Award for Organizations Fighting Violence against Women; “Honoris Causa” Award, the Israeli Bar Association; The Safra Award for Excellence and Contribution to Israeli Society; The Bernice Tennenbaum Prize for innovative feminist, The Hadassah Foundation; The Human Rights Activist Award, The London Human Rights Annual Dinner; Dafna Izraeli Fund’s Prize for Israeli Feminist Leadership and was Nominated Forbes’ 50 Most Influential Women in Israel.

Bitton was shortlisted twice for Israel’s Supreme Court (2016, 2018) making history as the youngest woman to ever appear on the list and the first woman of Mizrahi descent to appear on the list.