JTS's Jewish Feminist Research Group Presents Workshop and Discussion on Jewish Women's Prayers

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu

November 6, 2008, New York, NY

The Jewish Feminist Research Group, a project of the Women's Studies Program at The Jewish Theological Seminary, will present "Tefillat Nashim: Workshop and Discussion on Jewish Women's Prayers" from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13. The program will take place in the Private Dining Room at JTS, 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street), New York City.

The program will feature a panel discussion with Dr. Aliza Lavie of Bar Ilan University in Israel, author of A Jewish Woman's Prayer Book (Spiegel & Grau, 2008), and Dr. Adena Berkowitz and Rivka Haut, co-authors of Shaarei Simcha (Gates of Joy).

A Jewish Woman's Prayer Book is a beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the life cycle. Shaarei Simcha is a mini prayer book (siddur) written and edited by women for use in the traditional Jewish community.

The community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. To reserve a seat and receive a copy of the texts, RSVP to JFRG.JTS@gmail.com.