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Monday, June 14 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
A 50/50 chance: the gender gap in Jewish communal leadership

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“I’m sick of mentoring young Jewish women with the lie that their talent, skills, drive and ambition will allow them to attain the roles… [held by] men half as talented as they are”, said an anonymous participant in a 2020 AJN special investigation into women and leadership in the Jewish community. With the culture around gender equality in the workplace turning, many are left asking: ‘when will Jewish organisations catch up?’ This panel will explore how we can reform our organisations set up Jewish women to succeed at the same rate as their male peers, and how to empower them to take charge of their own careers.

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Lynda Ben-Menashe

Lynda Ben-Menashe works at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. Her passion is innovation in the building of social capital and her fervent wish is to see more talented women attain leadership roles in the Jewish community.

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Shana Kerlander

Shana is the CEO at Mandelbaum House, the Jewish residential college at the University of Sydney. She was Hilel Director at Shalom when the first Limmud Oz was held in 1999 and is excited to return as a panelist.
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Julia Sussman

Julia is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Youth HEAR. She also serves as a Director of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and Co-Chair of the Sydney Alliance. Julia is a passionate advocate for social justice, specifically regarding empowerment for women and subsequent engagement... Read More →
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Sophie Deutsch

Sophie was previously the NSW Arts Editor at The Australian Jewish News where she conducted a special investigation into gender-based issues, and surveyed the experiences of numerous women in Jewish communal organisations.
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Talya Wiseman

Talya Wiseman leads the Experiential Department of Jewish Education at Moriah College. Talya aims to develop her students’ personal connection to Judaism and a lifelong love of learning and questioning. She runs regular educational programming on a range of topics including innovative... Read More →

Monday June 14, 2021 5:15pm - 6:15pm AEST
Collab Space 1
  Society and politics