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Sunday, March 19 • 15:00 - 15:45
Ask Jewish Millennials About the F-Word

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Deidre Butler will provide a brief history of feminism and reflect on the role, strategies, and impact of Jewish feminism. Panelists Talia Lakritz, Miriam Herman, and Rebecca Ihilchik will start the informal discussion with a short overview of their journey in identifying as a feminist (if they do) and the compatibility of that identity with their Judaism. Topics panelists address may include Jewish practices like wedding rituals; career ambitions and financial literacy; restrictions on creative expression and women-only spaces; and judgements on clothing and appearance choices. The second half of the session is the time for participants to ask questions to these Jewish feminists and discuss how Jewish communities can incorporate feminism. Deidre Butler will moderate the panel discussion.

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Deidre Butler

Director, Carleton University, Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies
Dr. Deidre Butler is Director of the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Studies specialist in the Religion program at Carleton University. She researches and teaches at the intersections of religion, gender, sexuality, and Jewish thought as well as Limmud Ottawa’s fearless academic advisor.
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Miriam Herman

Miriam Herman is pursuing her MA/PhD in Mathematics at Yeshiva University. Her research interests are in analytic topology, abstract algebra, and Jewish law. She is a self described “creative problem solver,” with several years experience as a software engineer. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yeshiva University in 2014, with degrees in both Mathematics and Judaic Studies, and began work as a senior developer at a hedge fund in... Read More →
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Rebecca Ihilchik

Rebecca Ihilchik is a past programming chair of Limmud Toronto. She recently graduated with an M.A. in religion from the University of Toronto, where she completed a thesis about Orthodox women’s writings on hilchot niddah (laws of ‘family purity’). Before that, she earned her B.A. in creative writing at York University, graduating summa cum laude. She works in nonprofit communications.
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Talia Lakritz

Talia is a reporter at INSIDER and a digital content creator known as "nerdwithavoice” on YouTube. Her videos about feminism and LGBTQ+ issues in the Orthodox Jewish community - including her viral original song “Dear RCA” - have been featured in The Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, Yahoo! News, and The Times of Israel and done wonders for her shidduch resume. Talia graduated with a degree in English with a concentration in Creative... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 15:00 - 15:45
S7 27th Floor