Through her position in Washington, D.C., and her previous work at the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council and the National Council of Jewish Women, Aviv has played a major role in formulating domestic social policy, focusing on civil rights, poverty, welfare and health issues.
In the afternoon, Rosalie Zalis, senior policy adviser to Gov. Pete Wilson, and Judy Bloom, administrative assistant to Assemblywoman Jackie Speier, will talk about why they have chosen to identify with their political parties.
The moderator for the panel will be Fred Rosenbaum, director of Lehrhaus Judaica and an adjunct faculty member of the University of San Francisco and the Graduate Theological Unionin Berkeley.
Women's Education Day is sponsored by a coalition of Jewish organizations serving Contra Costa County. Admission is $20, including lunch.
For information, call the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay at (510) 839-2900, extension 38.