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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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Current Events

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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September 6, 2016 by

Author Michelle Brafman at D.C.’s Politics and Prose

bertrand courtWhat: Award-winning Lilith author Michelle Brafman will do a reading of her newly released book, Bertrand Court. This novel tells the stories of 17 interconnected characters, ranging from politicos to filmmakers, all linked to a suburban cul-de-sac in Washington, DC. After the reading, she will also sign copies.

Where:   Politics and Prose Bookstore. 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, USA. 

When: Saturday, September 10. 6:00 pm. 

 

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September 6, 2016 by

March with the Jewish Labor Committee

Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 4.01.17 PMWhat: March with the Jewish Labor Committee for New York City’s 2016 Labor Day Parade to “show your support for workers’ rights and the continued link between the Jewish community and the labor movement!”

RSVP at info@jewishlabor.org or 212-477-1380.

Where: The group will be meeting at the corner of 44th Street, just east of 5th Avenue and will march onward from there. 

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016. 9:45 – 11:00 am. 

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