Lesley Sachs will be at Adath Israel Congregation to speak about the Women of the Wall, an organization made up of women from around the world that works to provide women more options for pluralistic prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
This presentation is part of the 2016 Israelity speaker series, “All Sorts of Israel,” sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, and presented in collaboration with the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Mayerson JCC. Lesley Sachs’ presentation is also co-sponsored by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and Adath Israel Congregation.
WHY: Sachs’ talk follows recent groundbreaking legislation in Israel that paves the way for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.
WHEN: Monday, April 11, 7:30-9 p.m.
WHERE: Adath Israel Congregation, 3201 E. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati
WHO: Lesley Sachs has been leading Women of the Wall since 2008. She is a women’s rights pioneer, striving for gender equality and religious freedom at the Western Wall. Sachs was one of the founding members of “Isha L isha-Haifa’s Feminist Center” and worked for 10 years in the Israel Women’s Network. She served as Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center and then as Vice President of the World Union For Progressive Judaism.
HOW: To register for Lesley Sachs’ presentation, visit jewishcincinnati.org/israelity/register or contact Kim Ambrosius at (513) 793-1800 ext. 164.