19 2016

Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood Shabbat

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Schaarai Zedek 3303 W. Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL

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(813) 876-2377 (Phone)
(813) 873-1401 (Fax)

~Women of the Wall Speaker at Schaarai Zedek
Sisterhood Shabbat
Friday, February 19   |   7:30 pm
We welcome special guest speaker, Cheryl Tempkin from Women of the Wall on Friday, February 19. In November 1988 approximately 100 Jewish women, mainly from North America, made a radical decision-- they decided to celebrate Rosh Hodesh Kislev in the Women's Section at the Kotel, the Western Wall. They invoked the wrath of the ultra-orthodox men davening at the Kotel. Ever since that historic day, they have continued to gather every Rosh Hodesh (on the occasion of the New Moon) to celebrate. They have been the butt of jeers, of stone-throwing and of arrests. Cheryl will speak on the evolution of the Women of the Wall organization including a video recalling the night of October 15, 2012 when Anat Hoffman was incarcerated after singing the first two words of Shema Yisrael.