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Monday, February 15 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Jewish Poverty: A Call for Jewish Engagement

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This panel will analyze Jewish poverty in NY, the problems of guaranteeing a fair workplace within the framework of the laws that presently exist, and ways that Jewish involvement can address these issues.


Steven Cohen

Steven M. Cohen is a professor of Jewish Social Policy at Hebrew Union College, director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and president of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. He co-authored The Jew Within... Read More →
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Kate O'Brien

The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring
Kate O’Brien, MA, is the Director of Education, Innovation, and Organizing at The Workmen’s Circle. Building on her vision of three pillars of Jewish education (Imagination. Relationships. Action.), Kate’s mission is to build intergenerational Jewish cultural schools that connect... Read More →

Ann Toback

Ann Toback is the Executive Director of the Workmen’s Circle. Since June of 2008 she has led the Workmen’s Circle through a reboot process, resulting in a new mission rooted in intergenerational learning, cultural celebration, and applying a Jewish lens to progressive activism... Read More →

Monday February 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EST