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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Cia Sautter

Cia Sautter received her doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union and is a scholar and performer. Her research and writing examine the intersection of the arts, religion, and values, with publications including The Performance of Religion: Seeing the Sacred in the Theatre and The Miriam Tradition.

Articles by this author


Tanyaderas were noteworthy ritual experts for life cycle celebrations in Sephardic Jewish communities. Music and dance played a significant role in Jewish Mediterranean cultures, and women’s leadership outside of the synagogue held great importance for these communities.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Cia Sautter." (Viewed on December 11, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/sautter-cia>.


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