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America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today with Prof. Pamela Nadell

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 28 Cheshvan 5782

5:30 PM - 6:45 PMVirtual on Zoom

Join us for this 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.  

In writing about the lives of women like poet Emma Lazarus, activist Bessie Hillman, social reformer Belle Moskowitz, and writer Betty Friedan, Professor Nadell illuminates the threads of tolerance and diversity that have been a hallmark of the American Jewish woman’s experience, driving her to the forefront of the fight for suffrage, civil rights, access to education, fair labor, and feminism for centuries. 

Praise for America’s Jewish Women has been widespread, including this comment that appeared in the American Historical Review: “A great storyteller, Nadell brings these women to life on the page...testimony to decades of pioneering scholarship in American Jewish women’s history, of which the author’s works are leading exemplars.” 


Professor Pamela Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University where she also directs the Jewish Studies Program.  She is a recipient of  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. Professor Nadell’s consulting work for museums includes the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Library of Congress.  She is currently writing a book about the history of American antisemitism.


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

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm MDT

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