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American Jewish Women as Change Makers

Thu, Nov 11 • 7:00 PM


Join Sisterhood this year as we focus on American Jewish women and the impact and inroads they have made over the past 100 years!

We will kickoff our year with a presentation by Professor Pamela Nadell, as she speaks about her recent book, America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today, which won the 2019 National Jewish Book Award’s Jewish Book of the Year. Looking through history into Jewish women’s kitchens, drawing rooms, storefronts, women’s organizations, and classrooms, her book traces the evolution of the American Jewish woman’s experience over the past four hundred years.

About the Author

Professor Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University where she directs the Jewish Studies Program and received the university’s highest award, Scholar/Teacher of the Year. Her books include Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination, 1889-1985. A past president of the Association for Jewish Studies and the recipient of the American Jewish Historical Society’s Lee Max Friedman Award for distinguished service, her consulting work for museums includes the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Library of Congress. Her recent book, America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today (W.W. Norton) won the 2019 National Jewish Book Award’s Jewish Book of the Year. She is currently writing a book about the history of American antisemitism.


Thu, Nov 11
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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