Jewish American Heritage Month 2013
May marks Jewish American Heritage Month. This year’s theme—American Jews in Entertainment—is an especially rich one for the Jewish Women’s Archive. JWA produced Making Trouble a film about Jewish women in comedy, and our website is full of entries on Jewish women entertainers—from Joyce Brothers to Goldie Hawn, from Lauren Bacall to Nora Ephron, from Cass Elliot to Carole King. Whether they are on the stage or screen, in the recording studio or opera house, doing stand-up comedy or skits on Saturday Night Life, women are among the most entertaining Jews in America.
Watch Jewesses with Attitude this month for original and archival videos, profiles, and blog posts that explore the triumphs and tribulations of the Jewish woman entertainer.