Annual Women’s conference will feature ‘Small Miracles’ author


On Dec. 8, Jewish women will gather at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence for a day of study, dialogue, inspiration, learning and friendship.

 The annual Tichyeh Schochet Memorial Conference, hosted by the women’s division of the Providence Kollel, will feature a wide variety of engaging lectures and workshops on both Jewish and secular issues that play important roles in the lives of Jewish women. 

The keynote speaker will be Judith Leventhal, from Brooklyn, New York, the co-author of eight books. Her first, “Small Miracles,” was a New York Times bestseller that spurred on seven more titles in the Small Miracles series. Leventhal will share stories that can open our hearts and minds to the possibilities and blessings around us.

A morning and afternoon track will allow participants to choose from four concurrent sessions. These include workshops and lectures on self-care and stress relief; a systematic approach to effective parenting; stories of transcendent living; tips on organization, time management and decision-making; traditional Torah perspectives on miracles and the everyday; crafting with polymer clay; and lessons learned firsthand in dealing with and growing from an experience of loss.

Local facilitators and lecturers will include Sara Brown, Elissa Felder, Marsha Gibber, Miriam Lipson, Kayla Schochet, Dr. Irine Schweitzer and Rona Trachtenberg.

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m., and the conference will begin at 10 a.m. A gourmet lunch will be served during the conference, and a dessert reception will take place from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Conference attendees are invited to bring their business cards to display on tables during the dessert reception.

For more information or to sign up for the conference, go to, or call Shani Schwartz at 401-273-3923. Babysitting will be available.  

Submitted by

Elisheva Bielory, Sara Brown and Gail Rubenstein.

Kollel, Women