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Sunday, January 14 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Torah against Patriarchy: Men Confronting Toxic Masculinity in Jewish Culture

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The Jewish community is not immune to misogyny or gender violence, made clear by accounts of the conduct of Woody Allen, Harvey Weinstein, and others, and last year by sexist and racist emails sent out by a Chicago AEPi chapter. The hard work of tikkun olam requires us, especially men, to recognize this oppression against women and hold each other accountable. But how? This session will explore the impact of toxic norms of masculinity in our Jewish spaces, along with texts and video stories about sexist dynamics in American Jewish culture and steps to change. How have Torah, anti-Semitism, assimilation, Zionism, and historical trauma shaped the present? Where can tradition point us to a better world? Primarily directed toward discussion among men, but all welcome

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Jeremy Wood

Jeremy is an attorney in Seattle. Before law school, he taught English and coexistence to youth living in Israel, and served as an Avodah Corps member, where he advocated for the care of youth living with HIV. There he provided sexual health education focused on empowering young people... Read More →

Sunday January 14, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Alumni (South)