Listen to Her Voice: Assessing the Experiences of Women in the Jewish Community and their Relationships to Feminism
Publication Date: January 2005
Publisher(s): Ma'yan (Program : New York, N.Y.)
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Feminism; Culture; Religion; Gender
Coverage: United States
The authors report the results of a study exploring American Jewish women's identification with
feminism, their current experiences in the Jewish community, and future directions for advocacy and change.The study is based on survey and focus group discussions in eight locations around the United States. Among the key findings: that the Jewish community is still not a level playing field for women; that the Jewish community is not sufficiently inclusive of the diversity of Jewish women; that most Jewish communal organizations are not sufficiently "women-friendly"; that many Jewish women identify as feminists and/or Jewish feminists; and that many Jewish educational settings lag behind in incorporating materials about women.