Responsibility & Leadership

Women Who Spark Change:
Then and Now

In anticipation of International Women’s Day and the fast of Esther, how might we draw inspiration from Queen Esther and Henrietta Szold’s actions to spark change in our communities today and do our part to bring the hostages home?

March is the month when we celebrate women as change-makers, both on International Women’s Day and on Ta’anit Esther and Purim. Esther and Henrietta Szold are two examples of female figures in our communal history who sparked important change for the Jewish people. How might we draw inspiration from Esther and Henrietta Szold’s actions to spark change in our communities today and do our part to bring the hostages home?

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