Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Opinion: Mind the (Gender) Gap--Learning from British Jewish Community

Where are the women? It’s a question the Forward has asked repeatedly for several years now, as we’ve documented the paucity of women leaders in Jewish communal life and sought to ignite a community conversation about how to better include half the population. It seems that the issue is not ours alone — the British Jewish community is facing the same, stubborn gender gap in both its professional and lay leadership. But a new commission has issued an action plan that could serve as a model and a prod to efforts in America. We may just be able to learn something from our kin across the pond. -- Forward

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