America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today

September 25th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

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Instructor: Pam Nadell

In this groundbreaking new history, noted scholar Pamela Nadell asks: What does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? Weaving together stories from the colonial-era 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.
Come hear how scores of America’s Jewish women, informed by the shared values of America’s founding and Jewish identity, left deep footprints in the history of the nation they call home.
Copies of the book will be available for sale.

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.

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