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If you are in a position to contribute, please support JWA's free virtual programs by making a donation today. (Registrants to the below programs will receive Zoom link and event reminders. Contact us for support connecting.)

Winter Quarantine(ish) Book Talks

This January and February, we invite you to read something other than the news and to come together virtually to discuss books, writing, and telling Jewish stories. Join JWA's Book Club for talks with authors on Zoom. We hope to (virtually) see you there! (Supported by JewishLIVE.)

  • Thursday, January 21, 8:00 p.m. ET: Carol Isaacs, author of The Wolf of Baghdad
  • Wednesday, January 27, 9:30 p.m. ET: Special event with Jonathan Sarna (see below for event details)
  • Thursday, February 4, 8:00 p.m. ET: Talia Lavin, author of Culture Warlords
  • Thursday, February 11, 8:00 p.m. ET: Jodi Eichler-Levine, author of Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis, with guest artist Arielle Tonkin

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Watch past QBT talks.

Jonathan Sarna, Editor of Cosella Wayne, in Conversation with Judith Rosenbaum

Cora Wilburn’s Cosella Wayne, Or Will and Destiny, published in 1860, is considered to be the first American Jewish novel—and it was all but forgotten until rediscovered by Brandeis University Professor Jonathan Sarna in 2016. In this Zoom conversation, Sarna, who currently serves as chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History, discusses the newly published version and Wilburn’s fascinating life with Judith Rosenbaum, CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive. This event is in partnership with the Stroum JCC of Greater Seattle.

January 27, 9:30 p.m. ET

Tickets are $5–10, $36 with book purchase

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Online History Courses

Every other month, JWA presents virtual courses with scholars of Jewish women’s history, delving into the lives, challenges, choices, and innovations of Jewish women who changed our story. Sessions are designed to stand alone, so attend as many evenings as you’d like! No advanced reading or preparation required. Register to receive the Zoom link and access to session recordings.

Suggested $36/person donation for the course series

Stay tuned for future courses!

Find more information about past and future online history courses.

QBT and history courses are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of NEH.

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