Register today for the Jewish Women’s Conference of Southern California!

Speakers will include author/activist Christine Pelosi and Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment.

Over 300 Jewish women of all ages are expected to attend the Second Annual Jewish Women’s Conference of Southern California, which will be held on Sunday, November 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at UCLA Covel Commons in Los Angeles.

The conference, sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) with support from NA’AMAT USA/Western Area, is dedicated to strengthening Jewish women in Southern California through outreach, activism, and awareness. In 11 workshops, each featuring a panel of experts, participants will learn about current issues in women’s rights, health, and equality and create meaningful relationships with others who want to take action on these critical matters.


The lineup of presenters includes keynote speakers Christine Pelosi, author of Campaign Boot Camp 2.0, and Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment.

Pelosi has a lifetime of grassroots organizing and public policy experience. Currently chair of the California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus, she has served as executive director of the California Democratic Party,deputy city attorneyand assistant district attorney for the City of San Francisco, HUD special counsel in the Clinton-Gore administration, and chief of staff to U.S. Congressman John F. Tierney.

In her position at CBS, Tassler oversees the network’s entertainment programming and program development. Under her leadership, CBS finished the 2011-2012 season as “America’s Most Watched Network” for the ninth time in the last 10 years.


Conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend two morning and two afternoon workshops. The theme of the morning workshops is “Educating Ourselves and Our Community,” with panels on “Jewish Women’s Voices in Activism,” “Confronting the Effects of the Recession on Women in Southern California,” “‘Feminism’ in Today’s Society,” and “Israel’s Women: Challenges and Opportunities.” The afternoon “Empowering Ourselves and Our Community” workshops will focus on “The Rabbinical Perspective: Women’s Equality Within Judaism,” “Mom Activism: Can I Really Be a Mom and an Activist?,” “The Emma Fellowship: Lessons Learned in the Workplace,” “Intergenerational Conversations: How We Learn from Each Other,” “Life Transitions and Wellness: Approaches to Self-Care,” “Diversity Within Our Jewish Community: Understanding and Strengthening Each Other,” and “Your Finances: What You Think You Know and What You Should Know.” Click here for a complete list of the workshop moderators and panelists.


Sponsors and underwriters for the Jewish Women’s Conference include Bechol Lashon, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Felker Toczek Gellman Suddleson LLP, Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, Israel Bonds, JDate, LA Tax Service, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Performances Magazine, Southern California Gas Company, Amy and Jeffrey P. Straus, The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, and Talma Zelitzki. Additional sponsorship, underwriting, and Program Book advertising opportunities are available. For more information, click here, call 855-JWCSC-18 (855-592-7218), or email info@jwcsc.org.

Register Today!

Tickets are $54, which includes breakfast, lunch, and a post-conference networking reception. Click here to register, or call 855-JWCSC-18 (855-592-7218).