Why are there no women among the leadership of world Jewish organizations?

Why are there no women among the leadership of world Jewish organizations?

The Subcommittee for Relations of Israel with World Jewish Communities of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs  will hold a meeting this coming Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 14:00 to the position of women in leadership of Jewish organizations around the world.

The meeting was initiated by the Chair of the Subcommittee, MK Dr. Einat Wilf (Haatzma`ut). According to MK Wilf, Jewish activists around the world have sadly noted that „there are more Jewish women in the United States Supreme Court than in the leadership of major Jewish federations”. She noted that Jewish organizations around the world still represent the Jewish world in various forums, mostly without female representation. MK Wilf added that at this time when the question of women’s status within Judaism is being widely debated it is also important to examine the status of women in non religious Jewish institutions. This meeting, said Wilf, is intended to raise awareness to the issue and discuss how to change the situation.

Participants in the meeting will include: Deputy Minister for the Advancement of Young People, Students and Women, MK Gila Gamliel; representatives of the Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women; Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Jewish Agency for Israel; women’s organizations

WIZO, Na’amat and Emunah; Israel Women’s Network; Jewish Federations of North America; North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry; World Jewish Diplomatic Corps; Jewish People Policy Institute; JDC; World Jewish Congress; World Zionist Organization; Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel; American Jewish Committee; Zionist Organization of America; Jewish National Fund; United Israel Appeal; The Zionist Council in Israel; FSJU; Shalom Hartman Institute; Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies; Taglit-Birthright; Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life; Nahum Goldmann Fellowship; PresenTense Group; Reut Institute; Shalem Center and BINA Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture.