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Local Jewish leader joins world event

MIDDLEBURY — Davida Murray, co-director of Middlebury Chabad, was scheduled to join more than 3,000 women leaders from all 50 U.S. states and 100 countries, hailing from as far away as Laos, Angola, Ghana and Uzbekistan, at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchos) last week in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The annual event is aimed at reviving Jewish awareness and practice around the world. Preconceived notions about the insular role of women in Hasidism will be shattered as thousands of women from around the world, each serving in crucial leadership positions, gather for five days of brainstorming about the future of world Jewry and their roles as representatives of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.
“I am a Shlucha [emissary], wife, and mother. I am also a practicing physical therapist in addition to my other responsibilities. It’s helpful to get a direct reminder on what the Rebbe wants from us and what we mean to the Rebbe,” says Murray said. “How to carry out our mission in each of our locations to make the world a better place.
“I’m looking forward to returning to Addison County with renewed inspiration,” Murray said.

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