March
15

March 15

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Pamela Nadell:

Our American Jewish Matriarchs

Abigail Franks was pressing for the modernization of American Judaism even before George Washington set up camp at Valley Forge. A century later, Rebecca Gratz took action, establishing the first Hebrew Sunday school. Not long after, Rosa Sonneschein founded the magazine The American Jewess, which echoed the rising cries for emancipation from the kitchen.

As Jews poured into the US from Russia, Germany, Spain and the Ottoman Empire, they reinvented what it meant to be Jewish — and Jewish women reinvented what it meant to be female — leading strikes, creating social service organizations, steering a feminist movement and seizing major roles in government.

Pamela Nadell, author of America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, will bring these women to life and talk about how Jewish women found their power, and in the process, changed not only their own destinies, but those of their daughters, their community and the nation.

Pamela S. Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at the American University. She is the author of Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination 1889–1985.

In conversation with Rabbi Rachel Ain, Rabbi of Sutton Place Synagogue.

Monday, March 15 | 
6:30 pm Eastern
Free
Free

A virtual event

 

 

We are happy to offer these webinars free of charge in these challenging times and hope you enjoy them. Any contribution to support our efforts is appreciated.

This event has taken place

Monday, March 15 | 
6:30 pm
Free
Free

Abigail Franks was pressing for the modernization of American Judaism even before George Washington set up camp at Valley Forge. A century later, Rebecca Gratz took action, establishing the first Hebrew Sunday school. Not long after, Rosa Sonneschein founded the magazine The American Jewess, which echoed the rising cries for emancipation from the kitchen.

As Jews poured into the US from Russia, Germany, Spain and the Ottoman Empire, they reinvented what it meant to be Jewish — and Jewish women reinvented what it meant to be female — leading strikes, creating social service organizations, steering a feminist movement and seizing major roles in government.

Pamela Nadell, author of America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, will bring these women to life and talk about how Jewish women found their power, and in the process, changed not only their own destinies, but those of their daughters, their community and the nation.

Pamela S. Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at the American University. She is the author of Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination 1889–1985.

In conversation with Rabbi Rachel Ain, Rabbi of Sutton Place Synagogue.

This event has taken place

A virtual event

 

 

We are happy to offer these webinars free of charge in these challenging times and hope you enjoy them. Any contribution to support our efforts is appreciated.

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