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Another First: Jewish Women Gather in Kiev

For the first time in modern history, Jewish women from around the world will gather in Kiev, Ukraine, where a five-day International Conference of Jewish Women, titled “Reconnecting for the First Time,” is scheduled for May 23-27, 1994. The conference is being held in Kiev in order to reach the more than one million Jewish women remaining in the former Soviet Union, many of whom have expressed a desire to reach out globally, learn about their Jewish identity and reconnect with the Jewish birthright their mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers were forbidden to pass on to them.

The conference will feature lectures, discussion groups, films by Jewish women, workshops, exhibitions, panel presentations and more. LILITH Editor-in-Chief Susan Weidman Schneider will be one of the featured speakers, and Alice Shalvi of the Israel Women’s Network will deliver the keynote address.

For more information, please contact: Project Kesher, 1 134 Judson Ave., Evanston, Illinois 60202. Phone (708) 332-1994.