Ma'yan Journey - Fall 2003

By Rona Shapiro, Jill Hammer, Susan Sapiro, Lynn Korda Kroll, Gayle Pomerantz, Sylvia Boorstein

Ma'yan, Fall 2003

This issue of Journey is devoted to Jewish women who cultivate a professional life without sacrificing a personal life in which they pursue their personal interests, build friendships, lead spiritual lives, and raise families. Many of the women in this issue are mothers who work outside the home. The first section tells the stories of Rona Shapiro, Lynn Korda Kroll and Rabbi Gayle Pomerantz, with the hope of teaching strategies for a hectic existence. The second section examines how Jewish organizations help and hinder women in seeking a reasonable work-life balance, and what spiritual tools can be used to make work more manageable and meaningful. Susan Sapiro examines how the Jewish community provides support for families and argues that the Jewish community, like the rest of the nonprofit sector, does not have a good track record. Changemaker Sylvia Boorstein is a teacher of mindfulness and meditation as well as a co-founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Rabbi Jill Hammer interviewed Boorstein on work, rest and the discipline of mindfulness. The third section is on rest. Jewish women can draw on the traditions of Shabbat, where rest is sacred, to question a world that makes demands without honoring limits.

Topic: Gender, Feminism, Work/Life Balance, Workplace, Nursery Schools, Change, Day Care, Employment, Jewish Organizations, Child Care, Women, Jobs, Family, Preschools

Name of Publication: Ma'yan Journey

Editor: Hammer, Jill

Genre: Journal

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Shapiro, Rona. Hammer, Jill. Sapiro, Susan. Korda Kroll, Lynn. Pomerantz, Gayle. Boorstein, Sylvia. Ma'yan Journey - Fall 2003. Ma'yan Journey. Ma'yan. Fall 2003: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15210


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