Jewish women are often overlooked by American Jews, especially those who are politically conservative, but they are also in a special category when it comes to social justice issues.
One of the best-known Jewish women to speak out against Donald Trump’s candidacy is Liza Featherstone, who has been one of the most outspoken advocates for women’s rights since she founded the Women of Color Political Action Network in 1992.
Featherstone has spoken out against the Trump administration’s travel ban and the proposed “gender neutral” bathrooms at schools.
The Women of Colour Political Action Group was founded by Liza’s sister-in-law, Marlene, who is also a co-founder of the Women’s Political Caucus.
Marlene Featherstone founded the organization in 1992 after a childhood of abuse at the hands of her mother.
She and her sister-and-brother-in, Shira Featherstone-Berman, decided to take a stand against racial and gender discrimination in American society and work to change that.
Feathersons father was a slave owner and the family moved frequently to escape the racism that had been inflicted on their family.
When the organization began in 1992, Featherson was the only woman among the founding members.
In 1993, Featherstone’s sister Marlene and her husband, the rabbi of her synagogue, the Jewish Center of New York, were denied entrance into the Women on Women International conference at New York’s Grand Hyatt Hotel because of the president’s travel restrictions.
Marla and Shira were denied entry to the conference because they were women.
“It was a time when women were not considered members of the civil rights movement,” Marlene said.
For Marlene to be denied entry, the event’s organizers asked the venue’s security to remove the event organizer from the premises.
They were denied because Marlene had been the only female participant in the conference.
A week after the Women On Women conference was canceled, Featherstones sister and fellow co-founders, the founders of the Jewish Women’s Democratic Club, and other prominent women in the Jewish community, wrote a letter to President Clinton and the State Department expressing their outrage over the discrimination that they had experienced.
That same year, Featherstons sister and co-author of the letter, Rabbi Dina Goldberg, and Marlene’s father, Rabbi Moshe Goldberg, founded the Jewish Leadership Council.
It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting women’s leadership, civil rights, economic justice, and social justice.
Feathers sister, Marla, has been an outspoken supporter of women’s issues, and the Women Leadership Council has hosted several major events, including the Women In Power Conference in 2016.
Goldberg is the president of the American Jewish Committee, and Goldberg, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has also been a strong supporter of the cause of Jewish women.
The Women on women International conference was a major event in the feminist movement, as the Women had been protesting against discrimination for over two decades.
Featherstones father, Moshe, and his sister-the president of Women On Wheels, were on the panel.
After the Women were denied access, Featherston and her sisters decided to attend the Women in Power Conference.
At the conference, the Women held a sit-in to protest the discrimination they faced.
They were arrested for disrupting a prayer.
Featherston’s sister, Shara, who had been on the podium, was arrested on trumped-up charges of “obstructing a police officer.”
“The women of the United States were put in jail for protesting against oppression, and they were threatened with being deported if they were arrested,” Featherstone said.
“We just had to stand up for our rights and say that’s not who we are.
We just had that moment of real visibility and a lot of support for us, and we have never felt any less secure.”
Feighstone and her group went on to host Women on Water, a conference for women to discuss and promote women’s liberation.
The Women on Womens Water Conference was one of several major international feminist events held that year.
More recently, Feather’s sister Shira and cofounder Marlene founded the International Women’s Foundation, which aims to help women achieve economic equality.
The International Women on Human Rights and Gender Equity Conference, held in June 2018, was one such event.
Feather’s group, the International Justice Alliance, held the first ever International Women of the Year awards ceremony in 2018.
Featherstein’s sister and former co-chair of the International Womans Committee, Rabbi Sharon Goldberg, also is a founding member of the group.
The International Women On Human Rights Committee, a group of female activists from across the world, also held the 2018 International Women Of The Year Awards in New York.
Although some of the world’s most prominent feminists are women, such as Gloria Steinem and Gloria Anzaldu