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September 4, 2017 by

Lilith Labor Day Articles Through The Years

1280px-Abolish_child_slavery 2The Triangle Fire—Through the Eyes of a Cartoonist (1978) 
An important part of Jewish history and the labor movement retold as you’ve never seen it before. 

You Are What You Wear (1997) 
A report on the proliferation of sweatshop labor in the garment industry, and the coalition of Jewish women in the spirit of the ILGW who came together to try to stop it. 

Labor Pains (2010-2011)
Lilith’s report on the creation of the Freelancer’s Union, and the state of women in the gig economy. 

Jewish Women on Rampart for Graduate Worker Unions (2017)
Why graduate workers at universities across the U.S. are coming together to form unions, and how Jewish women see it as connecting with their heritage. 

Head of Workmen’s Circle on Strike Solidarity, Yiddish and Fighting Fascism this Labor Day (2017)
Ann Toback of the Workmen’s Circle talks about the future of the labor movement, the continued influence of Jewish radical women and High Holidays with Lilith.  

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February 28, 2017 by

Remarks from the (First-Ever) Lilith Launch Party

Rebecca Katz, former Lilith intern and current Lilith cartoonist, speaking at the launch party. Photo Credit: Joan Roth.

Rebecca Katz, former Lilith intern and current Lilith cartoonist, speaking at the launch party at the JCC Harlem. Photo Credit: Joan Roth.

Lilith decided that in these chilly times we need the warmth of one another’s company. It’s a great time to have feminist friends! For the first time in our 40-year history, we held a party at the new JCC Harlem celebrating the launch of an issue our magazine. In case you missed it, here’s a chance to sample some of what was said. 

Rebecca Katz on What It Means for a Workplace to Be Feminist
“That’s when I learned what a feminist environment was. What it meant to be in a group of women who support each other, who lift each other up, who support and drive each other to be better.”

Elizabeth Mandel on Embracing Judaism and Feminism
“When I was growing up in the 1970’s, my mother, like so many women of her generation, didn’t finish college, stayed home when her three daughters were small, later worked part time as my father’s assistant in his medical office, and then, when we were in middle school, went back to school to finish her college degree, got her Master’s in international affairs and went on to a successful and inspiring career. She was—is—strong and determined, a role model for me and for my sisters—but, also like so many women of her time, she insisted that she was not a feminist. 

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February 10, 2017 by

Recipes for Solace

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There are many ways to respond to our current political moment—phoning your representatives, protesting at airports, screaming into a pillow. But sometimes, we just need to decompress and eat comfort food. Here, four Lilith contributors share what they cook up when in need of emotional sustenance. Have your own recipe for solace? Tell us about it at info@lilith.org.


When I had my first inklings on election night of what the outcome was going to be, I abandoned the TV in my living room for my kitchen and made myself pancakes to sustain me to watch through to the bitter end.

Here’s the current iteration of my Whole Grain Pancakes. (more…)

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January 23, 2017 by

The Women’s Marches: A Special Digital Section

bannersReconnecting in D.C.—after 40 Years
In her twenties, they all lived together in a communal house in the District. Now, four decades later, they (and their landlord) are reunited in the nation’s capital. 

Jewish Feminists Report Back from 18 Marches 
From Anchorage to London. 

A Rabbi’s Benediction from Sedona, Arizona
Sedona! Verde Valley! Hundreds turned out. 

At Columbus Circle, January 19, 2017
Two nights before. A dispatch from a college student. 

“Bring Your Teaspoon”
A rousing speech delivered by Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

A Picture is Worth 1000 words
Photographs submitted by readers from Women’s Marches around the United States. 

 

 

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January 17, 2017 by

Lilith Magazine at Women’s March

Photo Credit: Shira Gorelick.

Photo Credit: Shira Gorelick.

Lilith magazine—independent, Jewish & frankly feminist—will be present at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, January 21, co-sponsoring Shabbat activities at the 6th & I Historic Synagogue in Washington the evening before the march and Saturday morning, where participants will gather to march as a Jewish cohort toward the U.S. Capitol.

In honor of this occasion, Lilith will be offering discounted subscriptions at $18 to anyone who participates in a women’s march, in Washington D.C. or in cities around the world. For further information, email info@lilith.org.

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September 29, 2016 by

Where a Feminist Can Welcome the New Year

Shana tova! As 5777 approaches, Lilith has assembled for you a batch of feminist opportunities to spend the Days of Awe from the Bay Area to the mountains of Georgia. No matter what your High Holiday plans, look over this fascinatingly diverse list. From text studies, to chanting, to services free of charge and open to walk-ins, we hope you’ll feel inspired and renewed by seeing how you—or others—might celebrate the new year. Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday evening, October 2; Yom Kippur starts Tuesday evening, October 11.

(And if you know of an event you think should be added to the list, email us—fast!—to info@lilith.org)

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September 6, 2016 by

“The Sacred Calling: Then and Now”: A Panel Discussion on Gender Equality in the Rabbinate

Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 5.16.34 PMWhat:  This panel will discuss the history and stories of the four decades in which women have been ordained as rabbis, as well as the modern challenges of gender equality in the rabbinate. The event features Rabbi Sally J. Priesand (first woman rabbi in the United States), as well as Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr (co-editor of The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate), Rabbi Hara Person (President of CCAR Press, publisher of the aforementioned book) and Rabbi Leah Berkowitz (rabbi, Vassar Temple, Poughkeepsie, NY).

Where: Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). 1 West 4th Street, New York, NY. 

When:  Thursday, September 8, 2016. 11:00 am.  

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September 6, 2016 by

Spotlight on Adolescent Girls’ Mental Health

jwfnyWhat: Suicide is the leading cause of death among teenage girls worldwide. Join the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY) for a discussion with experts Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, President and CEO of Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and Chair of the Section of Psychiatry at the New York Academy of Medicine, and Joanne L. Harpel, President and CEO of Rethink the Conversation, a nonprofit public awareness group. This event will cover what steps are being taken to address the situation and the ways in which JWFNY and all of us as individuals can act to be a part of the solution. 

This event is free and open to the public, though RSVP is required to stephanie@jewishwomenny.org or (212) 836-1495.

Where: 130 East 59th Street, New York, New York, USA.

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016. 11:30 – 1:00 pm. 

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September 6, 2016 by

Michal Nachmany: Lower East Side Communities–in Mixed Media Art

Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 12.17.50 PMWhat: There is an evening reception for Artist Michal Nachmany’s new exhibit called “Three Balconies and a Door.” This exhibit reimagines the histories of found objects as mixed media art pieces are placed between three different balconies. Each of these balconies represents a community in the Lower East Side of New York City. 

Where: The Jewish Communal Fund and Ernest Rubenstein Galleries at Manny Cantor Center. 197 East Broadway, New York, New York, 10002, USA.

When: Monday, September 12, 2016. 6:30-8:00 pm. The exhibit is on view from August 30-November 1. 

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September 6, 2016 by

Augmented Reality and Jewish Art

What: Artists Cynthia Beth Rubin and Yona Verwer will hold an informal reception for their exhibit: “ARt, ARchitecture & AR: Augmented Reality & Jewish Art.” The series, “History, Heritage, and the Lower East Side” incorporates digital technology. Your smart phone can cause videos embedded in the pieces to begin playing. The exhibit layers history using paint, photography, video recordings, and sound. 

WhereArt Kibbutz
Nolan Park, Building 6-B, Governors Island, NY, USA. 

When: Sunday, September 11, 2016. 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. The exhibit can be seen during those same hours on Sunday, September 4, 2016 and Sunday, September 18, 2016. 

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