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Beyond Leaning In – Mentorship and Sponsorship Strategies for Advancing Gender Equity

Most of us intuitively know how mentors can help us along our professional journey. But what is a “sponsor?” This workshop will explore how one is different from the other, and how we might proactively stretch beyond our informal relationships to advocate for, introduce, and connect each other as we…...

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We Commit – 18 Months Later

WE COMMIT in May 2019, was the Bay Area’s first-ever Jewish communal summit on sexual harassment attended by over 300 Jewish professionals and lay leaders. At this workshop, Shalom Bayit will share the tools that have helped Jewish leaders further commit to safe and respectful workplaces following the summit. You’ll…...

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Designing our Hiring for Equity

Our unconscious biases are embedded in every decision we make, both in our personal and work lives. They produce unintended outcomes in our relationships and workplaces as we hire, lead, teach, welcome people and support them on their own individual and communal journeys. We can’t eliminate these biases, but we…...

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Keystone Issues for Gender Equity in Jewish Organizations

Over the past year, Leading Edge has been investigating the root causes of the gender gap in top leadership at Jewish nonprofit organizations. They’ve identified 75 factors that roll up into five “keystone species” of this persistent gender gap. In this workshop, Leading Edge will share details about their analysis…...

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Leveraging the Four I’s of Oppression for Equitable Institutional Change

This session will explore the interplay of internalized, interpersonal, institutional and ideological oppression and the domino affect they can have on achieving the kind of change we strive for and fear. We will journey together through the change model that outlines promising practices for moving from Tolerant to Multicultural to…...

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How Women’s Relationships Define our Lives and our Leadership

As leaders of households, organizations, and communities, women utilize carefully curated and held relationships that shape our lives and work. These values-based relationships often cut across social, geographic, and generational boundaries and serve as a strategy through which women hold the community together. Keynote speaker Jamie Allen Black will define…...

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The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently

Please click here to register. Why do Jews and Christians interpret the same texts differently? In their new book, The Bible With and Without Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler examine such famous biblical passages as the creation stories, Psalm 22, and Isaiah’s comments about a special child and a…...

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Creating Moscow’s New Jewish Museum: A View from the Inside

Please click here to register. In 2012, the Federation of Jewish Communities, the umbrella organization for Chabad-Lubavitch in Russia, opened a state-of-the-art Jewish museum in Moscow with the support of the Putin regime. The museum, called “Russia’s first interactive museum of history,” has been both praised for its innovative approach…...

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Juda and the New Jew: Undead Jewish Israeli Identities

This program is presented by the SFSU Department of Jewish Studies as part of the Fall 2020 Lectures in Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Library. Click here to register (a free Zoom account is required). What happens when a Jewish Israeli television series appropriates antisemitic tropes about…...

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The Rise of Religious Cinema in Israel

This program is presented by the SFSU Department of Jewish Studies as part of the Fall 2020 Lectures in Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Library. Click here to register (a free Zoom account is required). For decades, Israeli cinema has told and shown the Jewish national story…...

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