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Rabbi Jan Uhrbach, who was recently named interim dean of the rabbinical school of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), the conservative movement’s flagship seminary. Credit: Courtesy.

First woman dean of JTS believes in bringing competing interests together

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Before she entered the rabbinate, Jan Uhrbach was a litigator who yearned for work that aligned with her deepest values, including her spirituality. “The law is combative, especially litigation, and I wanted to make a...
A participant in the Jerusalem College of Technology LevTech Entrepreneurship Center’s fourth annual women’s hackathon, May 2021. Credit: Jerusalem College of Technology.

Women’s hackathon students develop image-processing technology to improve lives

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Nearly 25 percent of senior citizens in Israel live alone, causing a potentially fatal situation when one of them falls and needs immediate assistance. To help solve this problem, a group of religious women taking part...
Alma Har'el attends the 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Credit: Ovidiu Hrubaru/Shutterstock.

Israeli director Alma Har’el signs TV deal with Amazon Studios

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Alma Har’el, the award-winning Israeli director behind Shia LaBeouf’s 2019 autobiographical drama “Honey Boy,” has penned a television deal with Amazon Studios. Har’el and her newly formed production company, Zusa, will work with the studio...
A classroom for young girls in the coastal town of Elmina, Ghana. Credit: World ORT.

World ORT launches STEM project for girls in Ghana, backed by UNESCO

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World ORT is leading an innovative training project in Ghana to promote computer courses led by women for young girls. Backed by a UNESCO grant, the Women STEM Trainers program in the coastal town of...
Soldiers in the IDF Military Intelligence's combat unit. Photo: Oren Cohen.

Flying under the radar: The women warriors of Israel’s elite combat intelligence unit

Some four years ago, in typical secrecy, the Israel Defense Forces’ infamous Unit 8200 established its first company of female warriors. The company operates within the framework of 8200’s combat intelligence unit, which meshes...
Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan with representatives of the embassies of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco. Source: Screenshot.

Israeli embassy co-hosts women’s day event, noting benefits of Abraham Accords

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In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Israeli embassy co-hosted an event with the embassies of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco to discuss the essential role women are playing...
Janice Weinman. Source: YouTube.

Hadassah CEO to step down after nine years at helm

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Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, announces that chief executive officer/executive director Janice Weinman will step down after nine years as the organization’s leader, effective July 1. During her tenure at Hadassah, Weinman worked in...
April Benayoum, 21, Miss Provence 2020 and runner-up in the Miss France 2021 beauty pageant. Source: Instagram.

Miss France 2021 runner-up faces anti-Semitic hate over Israeli father

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Anti-Semitism in France reared its ugly head over the weekend after the runner-up in the Miss France 2021 beauty pageant revealed that her father was Israeli. After April Benayoum, 21, revealed her Israeli ancestry, she...
The IAF's five new women UAV operators, Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

New recruits give Israel’s ‘eyes in the sky’ a female perspective

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Among the 25 cadets who completed the Israeli Air Force’s UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) Operational Training Course on Wednesday at the Palmahim airbase in southern Israel were five female graduates. The remote-controlled UAVs have been...
Israeli women working in high-tech pose with a life-size picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a protest a Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on Oct. 10, 2018. Photo by Flash90.

Israel No. 1 on Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs

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Israel took the No. 1 spot in Mastercard’s 2020 Index of Women Entrepreneurs, ahead of the United States, Switzerland and 55 other countries in terms of the progress made by female entrepreneurs and business owners. “Taking the...