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We aspire to be a community that has equal opportunity for all, regardless of your gender.

Yet, it’s no secret that only a small minority of Jewish communal organisations have equal representation of women in leadership positions. The majority remain mostly male boards with male CEOs. In Victoria a specific campaign #MakeSpaceForHer was launched in 2019 towards changing that. In NSW, that work is now beginning, and we want you to be part of the conversation, and then the action.

Jewish women have all the experience, education, and passion to lead the community. So why isn’t this reflected in Jewish leadership positions? Doesn’t a shortage of women in representative roles mean women’s voices are not being heard? How can women lead change if they are not in formal leadership positions?

Just as Jewish communal organisations actively work for diversity, empowerment, and equality for all, they need to reflect the diversity in our community in their leadership positions.

The 2022 Social Justice Summit will take these thoughts further, analyse the roadblocks and start paving the path to gender equity in Jewish communal organisations.

The summit is for well-established activists and newcomers alike. Speakers will include: Jill Segal, Lisa Ezekiel, Nomi Kaltman, Courtney Winter Peters, Rebecca Forgasz, Hannah Challis, Mel Schwartz, Amanda Goodman and more!

Bring your ideas to the table (literally – there will be roundtables) and let’s work together to create a community where we all have the opportunity to lead.

The Summit combines reflection and discussion with action and change-making. There will be time to share stories, meet new people, and a closing speaker worth waiting for.


Gain insights from recent research and experiences within local Jewish organisations


Hear from current Jewish community leaders


Envision the way forward for gender equity


Date: Sun 28th Aug 2022

Time: 10:00 am – 4:15 pm AEST

Price: $45-75

Location: Millie Phillips Sanctuary at Emanuel Synagogue | 7 Ocean St, Woollahra NSW 2025, Australia

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Childcare for ages 3-7 can be arranged for a nominal fee – please contact us if you want this service.

Ticketing data including contact details will be shared across the partners of the Social Justice Summit.

If you are in situation of financial hardship and would like to attend the Summit, please contact us for assistance.