CATHOLIC-JEWISH Women's DIALOGUE
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION
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WHEN: VIRTUAL conference will be Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
Hours are 9:00am-12:00pm.
Zoom waiting room opens at 8:45 for chat.
THEME: Faith Rituals and Celebrations: A Woman's Significance.
REGISTRATION: March 8 - April 30.
MAIL-IN REGISTRATION: COST $20
Questions? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Amazing SPEAKERS
Rabbi Cassi Kail
Rabbi Cassi Kail recently began her tenure as the rabbi at Temple Beth El in San Pedro. She was ordained in 2011 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where she also received a Masters in Jewish Literature. For the past eight years, she worked as a congregational rabbi for temples in New York. Previously, she served on the steering committees of InterFaith Matters, Reform Jewish Voice and the Empire State Anti-Poverty Initiative of the Mohawk Valley. While in Seminary, she co-founded a young egalitarian minyan called The Wandering Jews of Astoria, serving unaffiliated Jews in their 20s and 30s. Rabbi Kail is passionate about worship, Israel, interfaith work, tikkun olam (repairing the world) and building Jewish community. She loves teaching people of all ages, singing, and playing guitar. Rabbi Kail and her husband, Josh are proud parents to their two children, Noam and Talia.
Janèt Sullivan Whitaker
When I was a little girl, I started making music in church. It was something my family did, and was as natural to us as breathing. All these decades later, I am still at it. But my childlike idea of “church” has expanded to far exceed what I, in my innocence, could have imagined. The world has changed, and continues to change – not always for the better. In this day, I try to make music that speaks of hope and promise. When I sing, I do so in companionship with people of faith – as well as with people who struggle and search. People who are disconnected, angry, or jaded. People who are hurting. All of God’s beloved.
My hope is to keep doing what I did as a child: make music. With God’s help, I hope the songs I write and sing will be a sincere sharing of the wonderful joy, hope, and beauty that God desires for us all.