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Conference Counters Notions of Hassidic Women
Monday, February 16, 2009
New York, NY —
2,200 attendees from around the world crowded the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries, in Crown Heights.
Chana Weisberg came from Toronto, where she edits www.chabad.org. She says outsiders may have their own notions of Hassidic women, but that many of those in attendance are essentially CEO's.
WEISBERG: So they're running large corporations, and inspiring people and helping people and teaching people and educating people. And that's a tremendous part of what these conferences are about.
REPORTER: The conference includes a commemoration of the work of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, who were killed during the Mumbai attacks.