30 2022

Women's Philanthropy Lion of Judah & Pomegranate Lunch & Learn

12:00PM - 3:00PM  

Buhrmaster Barn at Pruyn House 207 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, NY 12110

Contact Linda Pollack Kessler
(518) 783-7800

An inspirational event (in person) open to women with a gift of $1,800 or more to the Federation Annual Campaign or members of the Foundation for the Future.

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Bat Mitzvah

Join Judith Rosenbaum, CEO of Jewish Women’s Archive, for a talk about the history of bat mitzvah, how it inspired girls and women to revolutionize Judaism, and what we can learn from this 100th anniversary as we head into the second century of bat mitzvah.

She will then moderate a conversation with our distinguished panel of women rabbis about the development and impact of bat mitzvah in their congregations and their own lives.

$36 per person | includes a gourmet boxed lunch and dessert

Minimum gift of $1,800 or more to the Federation Annual Campaign.

Register here: https://jewishfedny.ticketspice.com/loj-pom-lunch-2022

Proof of vaccination required. COVID protocol subject to change.

Our Panel:

RABBI DEBORA GORDON is celebrating her 25th year at Congregation Berith Sholom in Troy. Her rabbinate has been filled with music, relationship, and the power of the Hebrew language. Her geek side has enjoyed leaning into technology during COVID, but she’s terribly missed singing in harmony.

RABBI BEVERLY W. MAGIDSON retired last year after 22 years as Director of Chaplaincy Services for Jewish Federation and Jewish Family Services. When she became rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clifton Park in 1983, she was the first woman to be solo rabbi at a Conservative synagogue in our community.

JUDITH ROSENBAUM is CEO of Jewish Women’s Archive—a pioneering organization that documents Jewish women’s stories, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of change. A writer, educator, and historian, Judith earned her doctorate in American Studies from Brown University.

RABBI DANIELLE WEISBROT graduated from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and was ordained in 2021. She is currently the rabbi at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation and is enjoying living in the Capital Region after relocating from her native Long Island.

RABBI ZOE B. ZAK is honored to serve as rabbi at Temple Israel of Catskill in Catskill, New York. Her love of music and prayer finds her blurring the line between praying and playing.

Thank you to our generous corporate sponsors Frank Adams Jewelers and Karen Glaser, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker!

Sponsor: Women's Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of NENY