Letters

SPEAKING OF WOMEN
Re your piece on the Lions of Judah (Winter ’95-’96): I think you missed a golden opportunity to comment on the fact that the UJA and Federation Women’s Division events (including the Women’s Institute at the annual General Assembly) invariably have men as their keynote speakers at major meetings such as the one you described rather than inviting women. Like other women’s organizations (e.g. Hadassah) they also pay men higher fees than they offer women. In the context of what you are doing to try and raise women’s consciousness regarding the need to devote their philanthropic efforts to helping women, this is an issue that should be addressed.
by Alice Shalvi, Jerusalem, Israel

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