Agunah Advocacy Shabbaton 5/20/17

Saturday, May 20, 2017 • 24 Iyar 5777

12:00 PM - 3:00 PMMount Sinai Jewish Center

Join us for an exciting Shabbat of food, fun, friends, and Torah!

Rabbi Jeremy Stern, executive director of ORA, will join us to share halakhic and communal perspectives on issues related to Agunot. 

 

Drasha

"Hearing the Cry: The Role of the Community in Combating Abuse"

 

Luncheon

"In the Trenches of Agunah Advocacy"

 

Pre-Mincha Shiur

"Why Can't the Rabbis Just Fix It?! Seemingly Simple Solutions to a Complex Problem"

 

Seudah Shlishit

"The Meaning of Marriage in a Modern Context"

Rabbi Jeremy Stern serves ad the Executive Director of the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA), an international nonprofit organization which seeks to eliminate abuse in the Jewish divorce process. Rabbi Stern received a B.A., a Master's in Jewish Education, and rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University, and a Master's in Public Administration specializing in Nonprofit Administration from Baruch College. The staff at ORA has assisted in the resolution of over 250 contentious agunah cases since the organization's founding in 2002. Rabbi Stern has served as ORA's Executive Director since 2009 ans lectures frequently on issues of domestic abuse, the interplay between the Jewish and American legal systems, and the role of the Jewish community in preventing and counteracting get-refusal.

To learn more please visit www.getORA.org 

 

Lunch is $21 for members, $25 for non-members.

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