The Strong Women’s Club: Jewish women's stories, Jewish women entrepreneurs, Jewish women leaders, Jewish women in business, sports, and science

Join the Strong Women’s Club where Edie Berg interviews successful Jewish women who share the behind-the-scenes personal sides of their stories. Jewish women leaders whose life stories are fascinating, inspiring and will make you proud that you, too, are a member of The Strong Women’s Club. In the Strong Women’s Club, you will hear Jewish women talk about how they reached where they are today, and you will relate to their struggles, their small daily difficulties that sometimes feel insurmountable, and learn straight from one of our own members how they are able to reach their goals.
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Feb 24, 2016

Rabbi Susan Silverman is an activist, teacher, and an author.
Susan is one of the brave women involved in WOW: Women of the Wall, where she was famously arrested.

Susan has five children, three daughters, two sons. Both sons were adopted from Ethiopia.

Susan has three sisters, two of which are famous comediennes, Laura and Sarah. Susan’s husband, Yosef Abramowitz is also very well known here in Israel as a human rights activist, a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and a global social entrepreneur who was the first to commercially harvest solar energy in Israel
In this episode you will hear Susan speak about her work with the African refugees in Israel, about her home life growing up, and about how she thinks you should just adopt.

The links mentioned in today’s show:

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)
Hotline for Refugees and Migrants
Jerusalem African Community Center (JACC)
Just Adopt
Book: Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World
STUCK by Both Ends Burning

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And Stay Strong!!

Feb 17, 2016

Today’s guest on the podcast: Dr. Afaf Meleis, internationally renowned nurse scientist and medical sociologist. She talks to us about some of her major life decisions and how they have enabled her to have such a large impact on the world.

Dr. Meleis’s writings and research have had an impact on advancing nursing knowledge in global health and women’s health. Much of her life’s work has been dedicated to uncovering the experiences and the voices of vulnerable women.

Afaf Meleis knew from a young age that she wanted to change and improve the world, and her journey has been driven by this throughout her life, both personally and professionally. If you are able to adopt one message from today’s podcast it should be:

Allow for serendipity in your life, so that you can take advantage of opportunities that occur.

Thank you for listening today!

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Have a great day and stay strong!

Feb 10, 2016

Sonia Hunt is the President of Neyya, a new wearables technology company based out of San Francisco, CA.

Sonia is also the Executive Producer of a digital lifestyle brand that is focused on helping people with dietary restrictions, food issues and food allergies to ‘Stay Safe, Live Healthy and Eat Well’.

You can see Sonia’s TEDx talk here: Stay Safe, Live Healthy and Eat Well with Food Allergies

The beautiful wearable smart ring is here:

And Sonia’s personal website is here:

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and stay strong!

Feb 3, 2016

Renée Hlozek is a Cosmologist. She is a Professor of Astronomy at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on theoretical cosmology and statistical methods in cosmology.

Renee is a TED Senior Fellow.
Here is a link to Renee’s TEDx talk: Cosmology: Discovering the Unknown

Our conversation centers around Renee’s work, what scientists actually look like, and troubles many women have in male-dominated workplaces.

You can find Renee Hlozek at