Office of the Chief Rabbi

A groundbreaking education series for the women of Cockfosters

Programme

What began as a trial series of 4 talks for women in the Cockfosters community soon extended way beyond that in response to demand. The fortnightly talks, which discuss themes around family and other topical issues from a Jewish perspective were devised to boost learning opportunities for women in the community. So far sessions have ranged from talks on mental health and the lives of prominent Jewish women, to shiurim delivered by Rebbetzen Ilana Epstein and students of the Chief Rabbi’s Ma’ayanot initiative. The sessions are also unique in that they take place in member’s homes.

Evaluation from Lauren Wolman, Organiser:

‘All were excellent speakers and we attracted various age groups of ladies. They were certainly thought-provoking and all left with a feeling of having learnt more about ourselves and the subject matters.’

Participant Feedback:

  • ‘Far more enlightening than I was expecting the session to be. The speakers have been fantastic, full of enthusiasm and engaging discussion’
  • ‘Outstanding speakers, all came fully prepared with additional resources. Many went home feeling empowered’
  • ‘This programme has a lovely informal nature being based in members’ homes, but with interesting women speakers’