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A Woman's Role in Judaism w/ Rebbetzin Elissa Kaplan Senter

Rebbetzin Elissa Kaplan Senter will be speaking to us about Judaism: What is Judaism? What is the role of the moon in Judaism and what is the Sabbath? Who are the important women in the Torah and how does it affect a woman’s role in modern society? Elissa will tell us her perspective on the importance of women in the Torah. She will tell us of the Jewish woman’s role in a healthy relationship and the importance of intimacy. After her lecture, we will have an open Q & A session where you will be able to ask Elissa questions you have.
Please join us in welcoming Rebetzin Elissa Kaplan Senter to Avalon North on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 at 3pm. Light refreshments will be included.

Rebbetzin Elissa Kaplan Senter was brought up in an Orthodox Jewish tradition in New York City. Daughter of a Broadway and film actress and attorney, Elissa is a retired actress, singer, and dancer. She attended the “High School of Performing Arts’Fame’ in NYC, Julliard and Manhattan School of Music. She is the widow of Rabbi David Ross Senter, an orthodox ordained Rabbi whose life practice lived in the conservative movement. He used to call Elissa “Confusadox Elissa” because her traditions fall within the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox movements. She is the chaplain of Portsmouth Regional Hospital where she helps facilitate people with physical and mental illness who are at a crossroads in their spiritual life. Elissa feels what she does in her life is not work, it is a passion and a calling. She has blended a family of 5 children and 17 grandchildren. What gives her joy now is planning weddings and baby naming ceremonies and pastoral counseling.

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Part of Avalon North’s mission is to work against age division. A subset of that is our wish to engage mothers with children in tow, as we feel much of American society prefers mothers with children to stay at home or confine themselves to the Mcdonald's ball pit. We will actively fight against this compartmentalization of motherhood.

In addition to our kid-centered events programming

Our Child Welcoming Policy is as follows:

Infants always welcome at all times without exception.

Mildly to Extremely well-behaved Children of all genders under 18 are welcome at all events, (unless otherwise noted in the case of certain adult topics or for some open hours and events where mothers and the rest of us, may enjoy a break from all children including our own)

If your child walks a fine line between badly and mildly well behaved (as they all have at certain points in their lives, feel free to come and try, and if you have to take the little darling home, there will be no judgment and you will be reimbursed the cost of your admittance)

If the event is not geared specifically for children, please be aware that this is an adult women’s club and adults will be speaking freely and sometimes swears happen. We welcome and adore children, but we do not give them thrones

Children under 14 are free with an adult ticket

Earlier Event: April 7
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