Jewish Women’s Symposium

The Rady Jewish Community Centre and National Council of Jewish Women of Canada – Winnipeg Section are excited to announce the Jewish Women’s Symposium on April 9 and 10 at the Rady JCC.

This exciting event will bring together women of all ages to explore different ways women can make a difference in the Jewish and general communities. We are thrilled that former Winnipegger Susan Weidman-Schneider – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lilith, an award winning Jewish feminist magazine has been booked as the keynote speaker.

The magazine, and her books, articles and lectures, are often credited with changing the way women see themselves and shape their roles in the Jewish community. Lilith provides women with fuel to power change.

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*Subject to change without notice

Saturday, April 9

Registration 8-8:30 pm

Havdallah Featuring Shayla Fink and BBG Leaders

Performing Arts Showcase: A program showcasing women’s contribution to the Arts including dance, music, vocal and drama presentations.

Dessert & Wine Reception

Sunday, April 10

Registration / Light Breakfast 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Session One (Choose from A or B) 10:00 am – 10:45 am

A. Lean In: A Voice at the Table

Our panelists will discuss the role that Jewish women can have as leaders in our
community and how important it is to cultivate the next generation of future leaders.
Panelists: Baillie Chisick, Dianne Glass, Debbie Hoffman, Laurel Malkin
Moderator: Judi Price-Rosen

B. Putting the “J” in Your Day: Jewish Values Inspiring Social Action

Social Action and Tikkun Olam may have unique meanings for different people. Come hear how Jewish values inspire our panelists in their everyday lives.
Panelists: Danita Aziza Dubinsky, Yhetta Gold, Maddie Pearlman
Moderator: Dr. Rena Elbaze

Session Two (Choose from C or D) 11:00 am – 11: 45 am

C. Balancing Act: Choosing Your Own Adventure

Hear how our presenters try to balance all the joys and challenges of life including motherhood, career, business and a whole lot more.
Panelists: Rebecca Abraham, Debbie Maslowsky, Rebecca Sprintz
Moderator: Cindy Lazar

D. Jumping In: My Personal Journey into the Jewish Community

Our panelists will share their unique experiences on how they were able to
connect with the community and discuss if there are still barriers for participation.
Panelists: Eka Mednikov, Lindsay Sawyer-Fay
Moderator: Judi Price-Rosen

Luncheon, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Keynote Speaker Susan Weidman Schneider

Founder and Editor in Chief Lilith Magazine

Session Three 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Plan B: Rising Above Life’s Unexpected Challenges

Our presenters will share their personal stories of their life journeys and how they overcame adversity and celebrate life.
Panelists: Carolyn Lindner and Dr. Mirtha Lopez Ficher
Moderator: Dr. Rena Elbaze

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Registration includes Saturday night wine and dessert reception, light breakfast,  and luncheon. Childcare available on Sunday.