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Women's Torah Study: The Idea and the Meaning
By Dr. Hanah Kehat

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HBI Spring Breakfast in Bar-Ilan (May 5, 2008):

On May 5, 2008, the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Center hosted a breakfast at Bar-Ilan for the Hadassah Brandeis Institute 2008 mission to Israel. The mission focused on pioneering women in Israel, and the breakfast highlighted to work of two scholars in the Gender Studies Program at Bar-Ilan who have researched pioneering women.

Dr. Tami Razi spoke about Shoshana Persitz, the first woman who organized a social work network in Tel Aviv during pre-state Israel. Ms. Maya Michaeli spoke about Jenia Avrebach, the first female architect in Tel Aviv.

Both talks were informative and interesting. The Center for the Study of Women in Judaism has supported many topics such as these since its inception, and we are pleased to see this work come to fruition!

The breakfast was also a wonderful opportunity for our staff and the Gender Studies program to meet with the HBI mission participants, and identify similarities and ways in which we can continue to work together in the future.