Feminists in Faith to discuss 'Feminism and Judaism' Friday

Feminists in Faith to discuss 'Feminism and Judaism' Friday

Feminists in Faith, an inter-religious dialogue group continues its fall events with "Feminism and Judaism," a talk by Rabbi Amy Eilberg on Friday, Oct. 17. Bring a bag lunch; cookies and beverages will be provided. This event is free and open to everyone.

Rabbi Amy Eilberg

Initiated in 1984, Feminists in Faith is comprised of Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant women who meet monthly over the lunch hour for interfaith discussion. It encourages openness to diverse faith thought to enrich individual thinking and the broader community.

All the discussions are held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Room 103, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center.

Eilberg is a consultant to the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Dialogue projects in the Twin Cities. She teaches the art of compassionate listening in venues throughout the country. She is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

A summa cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, Eilberg earned a master's degree in Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary and a master of social work degree from Smith College before entering rabbinical school.

One more fall program dealing with the intersection of feminism(s) and the three monotheistic traditions will be held Friday, Nov. 14. The discussion, "Feminism and Islam," will be led by Dr. Fatmah Reda.

Parking vouchers will be provided at these events for participants who park in the ramp on the university's north campus.