The Power of Women

Each October Oregon Jewish Life focuses on women.

This year our “All About Women” special section features profiles of remarkable women using their skills and passions to change their world. From Ovarian Cancer Superhero Phyllis Lang to Principal of the Year Deanne Froehlich, women are making a difference. This section also features useful information on cancer risks, how to help a sick friend, dating and exercise.

This year our focus on women extends beyond our special section. Our cover story features former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who co-founded Americans for Responsible Solutions; she spoke with us about her efforts to curb gun violence. In January 2011, a gunman shot Giffords in the head, killed six of her constituents and wounded 12 others at an event in Tucson, AZ. Now she and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, are dedicated to promoting laws that support safe and responsible gun ownership.

You can read about other women who have found their niche in the Business, Arts and Senior sections of this month’s Oregon Jewish Life.

Together, the women profiled in this issue are building a better world.

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