Annual Women's Interfaith Forum Photo Galleryco-sponsored by the Social Action Committee & Sisterhood-The Women's Connection
Annual Women’s Interfaith Forum Photo Gallery
On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Temple B’nai Abraham’s Social Action Committee, in partnership with the Sisterhood—The Women’s Connection, sponsored the annual Women’s Interfaith Forum, celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy at the temple. Since 1994, the Women’s Interfaith Forum has gathered women from greater Essex County’s houses of worship and faith-based groups to share a vegetarian meal prepared by the women of TBA’s Sisterhood, followed by a discussion of issues of interest to women of all backgrounds. Many of the 175 guests this year were repeat participants who had attended this event over the decades. Acquaintances have become friends as many attendees look forward to this yearly event. Janet Penn and Ruth Ross, TBA Social Action Committee Co-Chairs, along with TBA Sisterhood Co-Presidents Donna Ellenbogen and Deborah Jacob, spearheaded this year’s event.. This year’s topic was Diversity: Embrace It, Share IT, Celebrate It. Join us for a discussion on what local communities are doing.
The speakers for the Women’s Interfaith Forum & Dinner were: Saba Laeeq Khan: Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI): How does Livingston handle diversity?;Tammy Williams: Realtor, Chair of West Orange Human Rights Commission: How does West Orange handle diversity?; Mila Jasey: NJ State Assemblywoman for Essex County: How does Essex County handle diversity? and Kaity Assaf, Rutgers-Newark 2020, Political Science Student, Organizer of Women’s March NJ: How does Newark-Rutgers handle diversity?