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#UsToo?: Sexual Harassment & Abuse are Jewish Problems

  • Monday, May 11
  • 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Program Leader: Rabbi Sabath

What is expected from Jewish leaders and the community in recognizing and responding to sexual harassment and abuse, and how does silence erode our ethical standards?

Rabbi Sabath will lead us in a brief study and discussion about the #MeToo movement as seen through a Jewish lens.

Rabbi Sabath will address her personal experience, sexual harassment and abuse in the Jewish community, and how privileged leaders have enabled a culture of entitlement that allows for abuse. She will also identify the process of moving forward: Reckoning, Repentance and Restorative Justice. How might this movement lead toward communal healing and redemption?

This program is appropriate for women ages 18 and older. The program is free: however, we request registration so we can ensure adequate seating.

Learn more about Rabbi Sabath:
Rabbi Sabath is an American and Israeli Rabbi, scholar, and public speaker. Ordained at Hebrew Union College 25 years ago, she also earned a Ph.D. at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Rabbi Sabath has been a victim of sexual harassment perpetrated by a wealthy Jewish philanthropist who funded her first rabbinic position, has been profiled in The New York Times, and has written about and taught broadly on these issues.

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