Jewish Women and Religious Freedom: Fostering a Community of Action In Florida

Jews for a Secular Democracy’s “Jewish Women and Religious Freedom in Florida” project aims to amplify local Jewish women’s voices and highlight religious freedom issues most impacting Jewish women in Florida today, such as reproductive justice and abortion access; gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ+ equality; public education; antisemitism; and more. 

Supported by Herizon and guided by a group of dedicated volunteers on the project’s Florida Steering Committee*, we are committed to ensuring programming is led by, for, and about Jewish women, to amplify and activate Jewish women’s voices in response to white Christian Nationalism. 

While this is a free and open learning journey focused on Florida, we believe it is extremely  relevant and important to people around the country. Webinars and in-person events are open to all! We hope you will join us. If your organization or congregation would like to be part of this vital project, please contact Katie@jfasd.org. We’d love to talk with you.

Our “Jewish Women and Religious Freedom in Florida” program series is generously supported by Herizon.

Herizon. Jewish values. Female voices.



October 17, 2023 – Zoom Webinar – “Trampling Our Rights: Jewish Women and Religious Freedom in Florida” 

December 3, 2023 – IN PERSON CONFERENCE – location TBA (somewhere in the greater West Palm Beach area) – “Jewish Women and Religious Freedom in Florida: Knowing and Fighting For Our Rights”



“Reclaiming REAL* Religious Freedom: The 1st Amendment’s Significance for Jewish Women”
Webinar Recorded August 29th at 7:30pm ET via Zoom


*Special thank you to everyone serving on this project’s steering committee including but not limited to:  

Denise Lettau, Jewish Community Relations Council of Broward County

Evan Goldman, Jewish Community Relations Council of Broward County

BJ Saul, Congregation Beth Adam – South Florida Center for Humanistic Judaism 

Rabbi Joshua Neely, Temple Israel of Orlando

Cathy Swerdlow, Temple Israel of Orlando 

Emily Raij, Temple Israel of Orlando 

Carol Feuerman

Jon Cohen, Keshet 

Cantor Kim Singer, RJE

Rick Gold, JFASD FL Chapter Lead 

Laura Rodriguez, The Greater Miami Section of The National Council of Jewish Women

Michele Eiger, Florida State Organizer – RAC FL 

Jessica Hatem, EMA Executive Director

Judi Marraccini, Florida NOW 

Shelly Bell

Raegan Miller, Florida Freedom To Read