Women

The Power 50 - Celebrating Influential Women

By JCReporter, September 20, 2012

Ros Altmann
The population is ageing, the pensions industry is in crisis. Who do governments listen to? Ros Altmann. The director-general of Saga is a long time campaigner for pensioner’s rights. Her solution to the coming pensions timebomb? We live longer, we should work longer.

Avielah Barclay

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Role of Women in Our Community

By Ruth Deech, September 20, 2012

No society can be a healthy one where its women are excluded from the decision-making processes and deprived of their voice. These are issues for all countries and all societies, not least the Jewish community of the UK.

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A Womans Work: My simchah is in crisis - get me a celebrity

By Keren David, September 13, 2012

This is it. New Year is upon me. I can deny it no longer. My son is barmitzvah this year and — assuming I get my act together — it is happening in January.

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The women who say strictly no to Chasidism

By Jennifer Lipman, July 20, 2012

"Everybody's read it," the woman says in a confiding tone. "We're all talking about it. Of course, much of it is made up."

Talking to this member of one of New York's strictly Orthodox communities, it becomes clear that her view of Deborah Feldman's tell-all memoir about Satmar Chasids is not positive.

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Top jobs are more flexible than you think

By Candice Krieger, July 6, 2012

Chief executives, finance directors and senior lawyers are among those opting for part-time hours, turning traditional employment concepts on their head.

There has been a significant increase in the demand for flexible working hours. And it is not just mothers abandoning the full-time culture.

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'Gender equality here to stay in Jewish community'

By Jessica Elgot, July 5, 2012

A “kitemark” for Jewish organisations that actively seek out women for leadership roles will make sure gender equality stays on the agenda, according to the final report from the Commission on Women in Jewish Leadership (CWJL).

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Nora Ephron, 'When Harry Met Sally' writer, dies at 71

By Jennifer Lipman, June 27, 2012

One of the most prominent female filmmakers in history, Nora Ephron, has died at the age of 71.

Famous for her films including When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, she is believed to have died after suffering complications with pneumonia.

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Plea to support new mothers when they go back to work

By Jennifer Lipman, June 21, 2012

Women working for communal organisations have called on the Commission on Women in Jewish Leadership to do more to support new mothers who hope to return to their jobs with flexible working hours.

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A win for Reform, not women

By Geoffrey Alderman, June 7, 2012

The sweeping election of Laura Marks as senior vice-president of the Board of Deputies of [some] British Jews is certainly a landmark and possibly a signpost.

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Don’t push our dutiful daughters

By Miriam Shaviv, June 6, 2012

It feels silly, on the Jubilee weekend, to be discussing women's roles in Orthodox Judaism. This country and its church have been headed by a woman for 60 years, and the public seems perfectly pleased. Yet here we are, still debating whether a woman can be president of her shul. It's ridiculous.

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