by Pamela S. Nadell

In Vienna, Jewish Feminists Gather

In February, more than a hundred European Jewish women, joined by a sprinkling of Americans and Israelis, convened in Vienna for the sixth international Bet Debora Conference. More than a decade ago, as German Jewish life surged anew after the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, activists seized the moment, bent on inserting feminism into the emerging Jewish world.

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  • Eleonore Lappin-Eppel, Vienna

    As organizer of Bet Debora Vienna I would like to add some information that seems important to me. The idea of the conference was developed by Lara Daemmig of Berlin and myself at a meeting in Vienna. Lara Daemmig was one of the founders of Bet Debora in 1998 and she co-organized the three Berlin conference. She also assisted the organizers of Bet Debora Budapest and Sofia and planned Bet Debora Vienna together with me. As director of Bet Debora Berlin Lara is the the coordinator of the Bet Debora network.
    One more correction: My name is Eleonore Lappin-Eppel.