Women of the Wall- Presentation by Executive Director

February 1, 2018 Marietta Free
Women of the Wall Jan 2018

Congregation Etz Chaim’s Sisterhood invites you to join us for a presentation by Lesley Sachs, Executive Director of the Women of the Wall. Her presentation is about Women of the Wall and the Fight Against Gender Discrimination in Israel. 

While men have been allowed to pray freely at the Western Wall – the most sacred site in Judaism – since its liberation in 1967, women have been forbidden from wearing prayer shawls, praying and reading from the Torah, collectively and aloud. For more than 29 years, Women of the Wall has been struggling to achieve gender equality at the Western Wall. What will it take to ensure that the freedom of religious expression will become a social norm in Israel? How can egalitarianism, pluralism – and respect – become the “new” status quo at the Western Wall and throughout Israel?

Reception to follow.

 

Everyone welcome. Please RSVP to www.etzchaim.net/wow

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When
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where
Congregation Etz Chaim
1190 Indian Hills Pkwy, NE
Marietta, GA 30068
Price
Free

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