UPDATED! Personal Conversations


Personal Conversations provide a forum for members to address everyday issues through discussions about obstacles and opportunities, using conference calls and/or easy to access webinars.

Keep checking for the next Personal Conversation announcement!

Confronting Racism as Jews with Rabbi Amy Eilberg – Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., EST.

Rabbi Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She serves as a spiritual director, peace and justice activist, and Senior Faculty for The Mussar Institute. She recently served as the Coordinator of Jewish Engagement for Faith in Action Bay Area, a multi-faith, multi-racial social justice organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to that, she served as the director of the Pardes Rodef Shalom (Pursuer of Peace) Communities Program, teaching Jewish civil discourse to rabbis, synagogues and Jewish organizations. Her book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, was published by Orbis Books in March 2014.

When Life Gets Interrupted: Offering Support to Someone Facing Illness – Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., Eastern time.

Join Women’s League and Sharsheret for a Personal Conversation on how to offer support to a loved one facing illness on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m., Eastern time. Call-in information will be sent upon registering.

Melissa K. Rosen, Sharsheret’s Director of National Outreach, has a master’s degree in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University and has been working in the non-profit sector for 30 years.  Her professional experience includes informal education, advocacy, and community outreach. Melissa’s work has allowed her to facilitate unique and lasting connections among organizations in the diverse American Jewish community.

Melissa oversees outreach efforts throughout the country, amplifying Sharsheret’s reach and connecting as many as possible to the support and resources of Sharsheret. Herself a breast cancer survivor, she is passionate about the Jewish community and cancer support and advocacy.

Members can download Sharsheret’s guides to Planning and Promoting your programs and Helpful Hints on the Members Only section, under the “Personal Conversations” folder. Members can also download additional documents and materials from past Personal Conversations by logging in.

More Personal Conversations for 2019-2020 will be announced soon. For more information, contact Barb Levin at barbl11@aol.com.