Event to Examine Effect of Gun Violence


The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Women of Vision Foundation, in collaboration with the Jewish Community Relations Council, invites you to a panel discussion on “Taking Aim at Gun Violence: Implications for Our Jewish Community.” The event will be held on Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jewish Community Services Building in Philadelphia. The cost for the program is $36 ($18 for college students with ID) and includes lunch; dietary laws will be observed. The panel will feature:

• What does our tradition teach us? — Rabbi Gregory S. Marx, Congregation Beth Or
• Understanding the scope of the issue — Shira Goodman, executive director of CeaseFirePA
• The impact of gun violence on children and families — Joel Fein, MD, MPH, director of advocacy and health policy in the Division of Emergency Medicine, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
• Ending senseless acts of violent crime — Dorothy Johnson-Speight, MHS, LPC, founder and executive director of Mothers in Charge
• Losing a loved one to gun violence, a personal story — Jillian Glick, director of community and youth engagement, Congregation Beth Or
R.S.V.P. by Nov. 10 at jewishphilly.org/wovfall. Women of Vision impacts the lives of Jewish women and girls through strategic grant making, advocacy and educational programs that create social change and a more just society. For more information on Women of Vision, contact Susan Lundy at slundy@jewishphilly.org or 215-832-0849.


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