Los Angeles Center Opens

The Los Angeles Jewish Feminist Center, established to bring together the insights of feminism and the wisdom of Judaism, was inaugurated in a ceremony last October. Rabbi Laura Geller, director of the Pacific Southwest region of the American Jewish Congress (AJC), and Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, coordinator of the new center, led 120 people in song, study and prayers celebrating the opening and the Hebrew month of Heshvan.

Future Rosh Hodesh celebrations are planned, as well as a speakers’ bureau and a consultation service for life-cycle ceremonies. The center also sponsors the Jewish Feminist Institute, which is dedicated to creating opportunities for women and men to study and grow in a non-sexist, pluralistic Jewish environment.

The Los Angeles center has been underwritten by a grant from the Nathan Cummings Foundation. It is located in the offices of the AJC, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1103, Los Angeles, CA 90048, (213) 655-5619.