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Meet Changemaker Esty Shushan, Israeli Social Activist, Lecturer and Filmmaker

October 4, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation and ideas that challenge Israel’s status quo. 

Esty Shushan is a social activist and Haredi-Orthodox filmmaker. She is a leader in the protest campaign, “No Voice, No Vote” which calls for representation of Orthodox women in the Knesset and for the rights of Orthodox women, bringing their silent voices to the center of Israeli discourse. She also manages an ultra-orthodox feminist Facebook group which deals with taboo issues within Haredi society. Her short film Barren, which was screened in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival and UK Jewish Film Festival in 2015, is part of the extensive activities to encourage inside-Orthodox dialogue on issues of women’s rights, preventing extremism and revealing muted Orthodox voices. In 2015, Esty was selected to give a lecture at TedX Jerusalem, where she shared her activities in the field. Esty is married with four children.

Thursday, October 4
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Federation’s Abraham S. & Minnie Kay Conference Center
6101 Executive Blvd., North Bethesda, MD 20852

Couvert: $18

Questions? Contact Jessica Warren at or 301-348-7337.

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October 4, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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