Next session is Session III on Friday, March 16
Please note: Session II has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 3

Be the Change You Want to See in the World

Friday, January 12
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Private home

Hear from Israeli changemaker, Michal Barkai Brody, Founder and Director of Alma Pre-Army Academy for Women’s Leadership. We met Michal a few years ago as she was embarking on a new stage in the development of her powerful mechina program.  And she just keeps growing! Today, she is guiding the women of Alma from their new home in the heart of Jerusalem. Michal will share with us the journey and her vision for the future.

Can We Talk? How Our Torah Texts Can Guide Us Toward a More Civil Discourse

Thursday, May 3 (RESCHEDULED DATE)
7:30 – 9 p.m.
Private home

In today’s world, it sometimes seems like we can’t even talk to each other, let alone hear each other. Women’s Philanthropy Education VP Lisa Lisser will challenge us to explore how our traditional texts can provide models for more civil communication, even when our opinions may be on opposite ends of the spectrum. 

Motivating Our Kids to Find Their Jewish Home on Campus

Friday, March 16
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Private home

We send our kids off to college hoping we have prepared them to be successful in their classes, build a network of friends, and do “something” Jewish. We hope we have empowered them to find their sweet spot of Jewish identity and home away from home. Hear from a panel of Jewish professionals (and maybe a student or two) including Dana Levinson Steiner from The Bronfman Center at NYU who will speak about leadership development, Jewish identity development, and wellness for Jewish students on campus.  

Conversation with Aliza Kline, Award-Winning Innovator in the Jewish Start-up Sector

Monday, April 16
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Private home

Aliza Kline, founding executive director of both OneTable and Mayyim Hayyim, will discuss the exciting work being done in the Jewish startup sector and her passion in creating new models to empower Jews to design meaningful Jewish identities. Aliza’s Twitter bio describes her as a Builder and Jewish ritual sharer. In its first three years, OneTable inspired and supported 8,500 Shabbat dinners across the country, engaging more than 60,000 young Jewish adults. Mayyim Hayyim was the first community mikveh in the U.S. designed to share the experience of mikveh with Jews of all backgrounds.


  • We invite you to join us for a $54 couvert, which entitles you to attend the entire series. If you can only attend one session, we offer a discounted couvert of $18.
  • Light breakfast served at the morning sessions, coffee and dessert served at the evening session. Dietary laws will be observed.
  • We encourage but do not require attendance at all four sessions, so please indicate which sessions you would like to attend when you RSVP.
  • All sessions will be held in private homes in the Greater MetroWest area. Specific locations will be provided upon registration.


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