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SPIRIT: Actively Engaging Women at the Orthodox Union – from Women’s Branch to the Women’s Initiative

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May 31, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Actively Engaging Women at the Orthodox Union – from Women’s Branch to the Women’s Initiative

Join us for a fascinating dialogue with Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman and Mrs. Nancy Klein


Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman is a dynamic community leader and teacher for more than two decades in New York, Alabama, and Pennsylvania. She received a doctorate in Educational Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  Dr. Shmidman serves as the founding director of OU Women’s Initiative as well as the rebbetzin of the Lower Merion Synagogue of Bala Cynwyd, PA. She and her husband are the proud parents of four sons.


Mrs. Nancy Klein served as president of the Women’s Branch of the Orthodox Union and later as  Administrator, writing programming for its Sisterhoods.  She is the daughter of Elizbeth Klein Isaacs, Dean of Students at Stern in its early years, and Moses L. Isaacs, who was the Dean of Yeshiva College for many years. Mrs. Klein is a graduate of Barnard College and has been a “professional volunteer” for most of her life.  She and her husband,  Sidney a”h, have three sons, and a daughter, 19 grandchildren, and, at last count, more than 60 great-grandchildren. She is the author of several family biographies and her own autobiography.

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Partnering Synagogues:
Anshei Chesed Congregation, Boynton Beach (FL)
Anshei Emuna Congregation, Delray Beach (FL)
Beth David Synagogue, West Hartford (CT)
Bialystoker Synagogue, New York (NY)
B’nai Israel-Ohev Zedek, Philadelphia (PA)
Congregation Agudath Sholom, Stamford (CT)
Congregation Ahavas Sholom, Columbus (OH)
Congregation Aitz Chaim, West Palm Beach (FL)
Congregation Anshe Sfard, New Orleans (LA)
Congregation Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah, Glendale (WI)
Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, Wynnewood (PA)
Congregation Beth Ora, Montreal (QUE)
Congregation Beth Sholom, Providence (RI)
Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck (NJ)
Congregation Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills (NY)
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, New York (NY)
Congregation Ohav Zedek, Wilkes-Barre (PA)
Congregation Tiferet Israel, Austin (TX)
Congregation Torah Ohr, Boca Raton (FL)
Congregation Zvi Jacob, Utica (NY)
Darchei Noam, Minneapolis (MN)
East Denver Orthodox Synagogue (EDOS), Denver (CO)
Fleetwood Synagogue, Fleetwood (NY)
Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach (NY)
Kehillat New Hempstead (NY)
Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto (ONT)
Keneseth Beth Israel, Richmond (VA)
Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue, Baltimore (MD)
Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim, Baltimore (MD)
Suburban Torah, Livingston (NJ)
United Orthodox Synagogues, Houston (TX)
Young Israel of Bal Harbour, Surfside (FL)
Young Israel of Brookline (MA)
Young Israel of Deerfield Beach (FL)
Young Israel of East Brunswick (NJ)
Young Israel of Elkins Park (PA)
Young Israel of Fort Lee (NJ)
Young Israel of Hillcrest (NY)
Young Israel of Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale (FL)
Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (NY)
Young Israel of New Hyde Park (NY)
Young Israel of Plainview (NY)
Young Israel of Queens Valley (NY)
Young Israel of Southfield (MI)
Young Israel of Stamford (CT)
Young Israel of West Hartford (CT)
Young Israel of West Hempstead (NY)

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For all questions or to become a Partnering Synagogue, please contact Rebbetzin Judi Steinig, steinigj@ou.org


May 31, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm