Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman is one of the leading experts on gender issues in Jewish education and Jewish life. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience about a range of educational, social, and cultural issues to discussions of gender and society. She is also one of the few scholars to research male gender identity in the religious world, and has some vital insights about educating religious boys. She speaks and consults around the world on these issues, and would have happy to come to your community as well.
Some topics that Elana speaks and works on in various forums:
If you are interested in creating a conversation about any of these issues in your community, school, or organization, please contact us. If you have an idea or burning issue that is not on this list but you think may be related, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.
Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman is a leading writer on issues of feminism, Judaism, Orthodoxy and education. Elana holds a doctorate in education and sociology from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and wrote her dissertation on the identity development of adolescent religious girls in schools. She then went on to do post-doctoral research, thanks to a grant from the Hadassah Brandeis Institute, on the "other" side of the mechitza, i.e., on identities of Orthodox men.
The Men's Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World investigates a fascinating new sociological phenomenon: Orthodox Jewish men who connect themselves to egalitarian or quasi-egalitarian religious enterprises. Sztokman interrogates the ideologies and motivations of more than fifty such men in the United States, Israel, and Australia.
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