Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon speaks to students, Israel supporters and pro-Palestinian activists at Columbia University. Mark S. Golub hosts and speaks with attendees.

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Environmentalism and Bal Taschit is the topic discussed by Sarah Krinsky, Rabbinic Fellow at B’nai Jeshurun. The discussion includes the Jewish principle of “Bal Taschit”, “Do Not Destroy” and how it relates to our relationship with the environment. A Global Day of Learning program of Mechon Hadar and Schecter Manhattan.

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Female Responsa Literature is the topic discussed by Michal Tikochinsky and Pnina Neuwirth . The focus is on writing commentaries from a female perspective and how their work fits into Traditional Judaism. With Rabba Sara Hurwitz from 2017 JOFA Conference at Columbia U. in NYC.

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Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky of Park Avenue Synagogue, NYC uses the midrash on “Adam” to discusses the way the Torah and Jewish Law teach we are to help preserve the environment. From “A Global Day of Learning” of Mechon Hadar and Schecter Manhattan.

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Blu Greenberg, Founding Pres. of JOFA, and David Bigman, Rosh Yeshiva, Ma’ale Gilboa, Israel, discuss ways to resolving the agunah crisis. With Giti Bendheim from the 2017 JOFA-Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Conference, from Columbia U. in NYC.

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David Bedein of the Israel Resource News Agency talks about the presence of antisemitic teachers and curriculum at Palestinian UNWRA schools and what is being done to combat them. A program of ISGAP.

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The opening plenary of the 2017 Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Conference features a statement of the JOFA Mission and the honoring of its founding president, Blu Greenberg. With Pamela Nadel, Rabbi Herzl Hefter and Rabbi Lila Kagedan.

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Simon Fleischer, SAR-NYC and Ora Weinbach, Heschel School-NYC discuss sex education in Day Schools. With Bat Sheva Marcus, Orthodox Sexuality Counselor. From 2017 JOFA Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Conference at Columbia University, NYC.

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Singer/Songwriter Daniel Kahn, Painted Bird, a leading figure in the Klezmer revival movement, performs Yiddish songs, cabaret, and punk folk music. With Jake Shulman-Ment and Psoy Korolenko, a program of KulturfestNYC 2015 from Joe’s Pub in NYC.

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Married with four children, educator couple Shira Hecht-Koller from the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education and Aaron Koller from Yeshiva University share their insights on creating equality in parenting while balancing work life with a Traditional Jewish lifestyle. Part of the 2017 JOFA-Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Conference, from Columbia University in NYC.

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