History, art, cooking, tikkun olam – whatever your interests and whenever you’re free, the Women’s Network will engage you and involve you in the synagogue community.
Every woman member of PAS is invited to join the Women's Network. Members pay annual dues of $54 to support programming and events. New members of PAS (within six months of joining the synagogue) pay no dues for their first year of Women's Network membership. Complete the Women's Network Membership Form.
Questions? Email co-chairs Judi Marcus, Lindsay Sklar, Elizabeth Steinberg, and Stephanie Berk
Womens History Month
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Health, Women’s Needs
Tue / Mar 12 / 6:30 pm / 87th St
Dr. Elizabeth Comen and Dr. Lisa Fishman, moderated by Rabbi Lori Koffman, featuring Cantor Mira Davis
Physicians and PAS members Elizabeth Comen and Lisa Fishman will discuss Comen’s new book, All in Her Head: The Truth and Lies Early Medicine Taught Us About Women’s Bodies and Why It Matters Today, unpacking outdated narratives about the function and flaws of female bodies, their continued impact on women, and what Judaism has to say about it.
Empowering women to better understand ourselves and advocate for care that prioritizes healthy and joyful lives— for us and generations to come—All in Her Head is written with humor, wisdom, and deep scientific and cultural insight. Eye-opening, sometimes enraging, yet always captivating, this shared memoir of women’s medical history is an essential contribution to a holistic understanding and much-needed reclaiming of women’s history and bodies.
Sponsored by Women's Network
Elizabeth Comen, MD, has dedicated her medical career to saving the lives of women. An award-winning, internationally sought-after clinician and physician-scientist, Dr. Comen works as a medical oncologist with a specialty in breast cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and is an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She earned her BA in the history of science from Harvard College and her MD from Harvard Medical School, then completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and her fellowship in oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She lives in New York City with her family.
Lisa C. Fishman, MD is a practicing internist on the Upper East Side. Dr. Fishman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brandeis University with high honors in Philosophy. Relevant to this conversation, she did her thesis on Plato’s Conception of Women. As an undergraduate, she was admitted to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Humanities and Medicine Program. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. After residency, she worked as an attending and assistant clinical professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Presently, she is in private practice and affiliated with MDVIP, a national wellness-based model of care with an emphasis on prevention. Along with her family, Dr. Fishman regularly attends services and programming at Park Avenue Synagogue.