Jewish Journal

  • Things to Be Thankful For

    By Maya Paley

    November 21, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    In Ms. magazine’s Winter 2012 issue, the 40th Anniversary Issue, there is an eight- page long timeline of the last 40 years of feminist history in the United States. As someone who is still under 30, the timeline woke me up. Recall some of these significant accomplishments in... read on

  • Guest Blogger Lindsay Gooze: Women’s Studies: Not a Real Major?

    By Maya Paley

    November 19, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    It’s that time of year again! College students will be returning home for the holidays for some much needed R&R after weeks of exams and term papers that seemed never to end.  Nonetheless, for college seniors approaching graduation, like me, this time of the year brings an ominous... read on

  • Jewish Women in Southern California: This One’s For You

    By Maya Paley

    October 24, 2012 | 2:03 pm

    We are missing something in the Jewish community of Southern California: women’s programming.

    As you can see from my bio, I write this blog through my position as the Program Director of the Jewish Women’s Conference of Southern California. The conference is coming up on... read on

  • Gender Discrimination at Work and in Careers: Are We Napping?

    By Maya Paley

    October 11, 2012 | 11:40 am

    We have removed ourselves from the struggle, taken a long nap, and created rumors amongst ourselves to make us feel as though things are better. The rumor is that gender discrimination no longer exists in the workplace and in our career growth.

    I keep meeting feminists from... read on

  • Atonement

    By Maya Paley

    September 25, 2012 | 1:03 pm

    This may sound self-centered, but the main person I need to ask for forgiveness from over this past year is me. Now hold on a minute, allow me to explain.

    I have a tendency to be way too hard on myself. I expect to achieve everything right away, to do so well, and to get it all... read on

  • Are Lesbian Issues Women’s Issues?

    By Maya Paley

    September 13, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    The question was brought up yesterday at a “Woman to Woman” forum on issues facing lesbians that was hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles. The unanimous response from the panelists was “yes.” Of course, some of the topics were specific to the lesbian... read on

  • Michelle and Ann: What Matters About What They Say?

    By Maya Paley

    September 5, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    I’ve been avoiding doing the whole Ann and Michelle comparison thing for as long as possible, but I feel that it’s time I put in my two cents. I’ll be honest: I haven’t had time at all this week to read what others have written about their respective convention speeches. I’m sure... read on

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Maya Paley is Director of Legislative and Community Engagement at the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles. The programs she works on include the annual Jewish...

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