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Introducing myself and my journal: Women's Justice, Women's Lives

About Me:
I've been writing and working on women's issues and gender issues for 15 years. My doctorate in education is on the gender identities of adolescent religious Jewish girls in Israel. My first book, to be published in Nov 2011 by Hadassah Brandeis, entitled, "The Men's Section: Orthodox Jewish men in an egalitarian world", looks at how Jewish culture socializes for masculinity, and how some Orthodox men grapple with the tension between their socialization and feminist ideas and practices. I have a regular weekly column on gender issues at The Forward, Sisterhood (www.forward.com). I've worked as a volunteer and as a professional for several feminist organizations, including Mavoi Satum, Kolech, The Center for Women's Justice, and more. I've taught gender issues in a bunch of different places, including the Florence Melton Adult Mini School in Melbourne, Bar Ilan University, Efrata College, Young Judea, and more. I sit on the women's council of the city of Modi'in, where I live, and try to promote gender issues from the local to the national to the international level.

My Passions:
Education, writing, organizational development, music and art

My Challenges:
Sexism, constant need for more fundraising, not enough time in the day

My Vision for the Future:
Where all women have full access to the resources and power that they need to fulfill their passions and dreams and to live with freedom, joy and abundance.

My Areas of Expertise:
Writing, fundraising, Judaism, sociology of education, gender theory, bloggin

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Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Elana Welcome to

Hey there! Elana Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

Y's picture

Hello from World Pulse,

Hello from World Pulse, Elana.

You have reached out to World Pulse, and we are grateful for your presence.

I act as a volunteer World Pulse welcomer for new WP members and listener for other journal entries. This is some of the most exciting and rewarding work I've ever done. Through this effort, I have become a world volunteer.

I am wondering whether you have found any World Pulse efforts that really stir you to action. Our searchable site has so many examples of females empowering each other through education and encouragement, that there is certain to have inspiration for all.

We'd love to hear from you again.

Yvette

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