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We must create conversations and ask hard questions, fostering a culture of brave outspokenness. This year, I have been on a journey to tackle issues of gender-based violence in my own Jewish community.

Sylvia Levy
Person at a seder table reading haggadah; glass of wine in foreground

The Feminist Seder was a highlight of my youth. With the explosion of the #MeToo movement, our modern plagues could pack a renewed punch at feminist seders everywhere.

Abigail Pogrebin
Little girl wearing a superhero mask and boxing gloves

With movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, it is the time for women to mobilize using the fearless power of their voices.

Susannah R. Cohen
March participants holding pro choice signs at a rally

Today, Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land. As we celebrate its 45th anniversary, I hope we redouble our commitment to protecting a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body.

Julia Weinstein
Woman dress in white walking on asphalt against a background of a peeling white wall

Victims of sexual assults don't owe anyone our stories, but to some extent, our silence indicates that there is no story to tell.

Kate Bigam
Aerial view of woman studying the Bible together

Together, we can end violence against women and foster peace. Here's one of the ways. 

Hannah Ellen
Two smiling woman in army uniforms

Sexual violence is a denial of the Jewish belief in the fundamental dignity of every individual and an abhorrent violation of the sanctity and wholeness of the body and health of another person.

Maya Weinstein
Young girl with blonde curls dressed in superhero costume with mask and boxing gloves

Equal Pay Day symbolizes the extra time women, on average, need to work each year to earn the same salary as men.

Rabbi Marla J. Feldman
Smiling women of all ages and ethnicities wearing brightly colored clothing and standing in a line against a white brick wall

In 1987, Congress officially designated March as National Women’s History Month. How do we honor the women who have paved the way for our successes, Jewishly, in our communities?

Maya Weinstein
Closeup of a belly dancers stomach adorned with silk and jewels

Reform Jewish poet Stacey Z. Robinson wrote this original poem for Purim: "I remember when he crooned / Come, dance for me! / And I would / just for him." But then...

Stacey Zisook Robinson

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