Celebrating Women's History Month
America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
Co-Sponsored by Stamford Hadassah
Moderated by Dr. Betsy Stone, PhD, Psychologist and Adjunct Lecturer, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
Critically acclaimed writer and activist Dr. Pamela S. Nadell is the Winner of the 2019 National Jewish Book Award—Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year for America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today. Dr. Nadell is the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s & Gender History and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at American University in Washington, D.C. She is Past President of the Association for Jewish Studies.
America’s Jewish Women uncovers what it has meant to be a Jewish woman in America by weaving together the stories of remarkable individuals—from the colonial matron Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter, the poet Emma Lazarus, to labor activist Bessie Hillman and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In this groundbreaking history, we see how they and the scores of women—the wives, mothers, activists, and workers who appear in these pages—maintained their Jewish identities as they wrote themselves into American history.
“No one is more suited to analyze the profound changes in the position and status of American Jewish woman than Pamela Nadell. With an expansive knowledge of both American Jewish history and women’s history, she brings to this book unparalleled insights. This book is a great read that is both informative and highly engaging.”—Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, Emory University
“Authoritative, comprehensive and readable, this long-awaited book by one of the field’s premier scholars is destined to become an instant classic. It takes its place as the definitive history of Jewish women in America.”—Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University
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