Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Independent Minyanim and Feminism in the American Jewish Community

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Sierra Hall 314

Presented by Tobin BelzerTobin Belzer


Dr. Tobin Belzer will discuss how independent minyanim (prayer groups) and feminism have affected American Judaism over the past 40-50 years.  In particular, she addresses the manner in which their critiques of Jewish practices have been adopted by Jewish mainstream institutions.

Tobin Belzer, Ph.D., is a Visiting Scholar at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University; and a Research Associate, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California.  

For your convenience, a map to the event has been included.

Everyone is invited. Please call (818) 677-4724 or email to reserve a seat.