By COLlive reporter
“Stories From the Rebbetzin – An Empowering Evening Featuring the Feminine Force” took place on Sunday, January 6 at the Miami Theater Center in Miami Shores, Florida.
The MicDrop public speaking event was organized by Rosh Lowe, a former TV news reporter, despite some pushback against the notion of frum women taking the stage to speak about challenges in their lives.
MicDrop events typically feature non-professional speakers who open up on stage about a personal or impactful moment in their lives. Members of the audience later vote on their favorite speech.
“Jewish communities around the world are led by a Rabbi, and by his wife: the Rebbetzin. These women devote their days to their community, their strength to their service, and their minds to their mission,” the event page reads.
“We all know the Rabbi – his public appearance, his sermons, his prayers – but what about his partner? What passions drive this fierce and feminine force to devote her years to a life of service? What narrative is behind all the wonder woman-like work that is invested in building and cultivating community?”
A crowd of 180 men and women came to hear speeches from Mrs. Sarah Barash of Jupiter, Mrs. Tzippy Weiss of Miami Lakes, Mrs. Devorah Kaplan of Fort Lauderdale, Mrs. Chani Wolfe of Highland Lakes and Mrs. Chanie Kaller of Sunny Isles.
The rebbetzins spoke on issues ranging from postpartum anxiety to the fear of public speaking to the back and forth struggle with belief and faith in Hashem despite hardships.
Weiss, co-director of Chabad Miami Lakes and North West Dade, says that after her speech, 3 people from the crowd came over to her and said her talk inspired them to have more children.
“Your voice and your struggles, your challenges and self-discovery, and your learning and growing, may inspire others so do not hold back if you have something to share because you may change a life,” Weiss shared.
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If you would like Tzippy to speak at your Chabad Center or venue about Facing and Embracing Life’s Challenges email her at [email protected]