Mar/24 08:30 pm
America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
Pamela S. Nadell, Ph.D., award-winning author
Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 pm
In America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today, winner of the 2019 Everett Family Foundation’s Jewish Book of the Year (National Jewish Book Awards), Pamela Nadell asks what does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? Weaving together stories from the colonial era’s matriarch Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter poet Emma Lazarus to union organizer Bessie Hillman and the great justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nadell shows two threads binding the nation’s Jewish women: a strong sense of self and a resolute commitment to making the world a better place. Informed by the shared values of America’s founding and Jewish identity, America’s Jewish women –the well-known and the scores of activists, workers, wives, and mothers whose names linger on among their communities and families --left deep footprints in the history of the nation they call home.
Professor Pamela Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University where she 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.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Free and open to the public. REGISTRATION REQUESTED.
For more information, please contact Mindy Cohen
[email protected] or 215-635-7300 x155
Supported by a major endowment, the Shusterman series is dedicated to bringing outstanding programs to Gratz College. Gratz College is grateful for the generosity and foresight of Judith (z”l) and Murray (z”l) Shusterman.