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Molly Picon

Happy Birthday, Molly! Celebrate East and West and the Other Migrating Identities

Join us for a live score and film screening of the silent film classic East and West (1923) presented with live music by Pete Sokolow and Michael Winograd (Klezmer Trio, Sandaraa) performing a score written by Sokolow and Henry Sapoznik in 1991. This rare/important/delightful film was restored by The National Center for Jewish Film with new English intertitles. This program celebrates the 121 birthday of the star of East and West, Molly Picon, highlighting her talented bridging of multiple geographies and identities in her performances, prompting us to consider today’s concepts of East versus West, immigration, diaspora, and identity. Part of the Program Series Not Just Funny Girl: Jewish American Women in Comedy, and co-sponsored with the Center for Jewish History, YIVO, The Forward, the National Center for Jewish Film, and the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History.

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 4:00 pm
Center for Jewish History
15 W 16th St New York, NY 10011
Tickets: $15 general ● $10 students/AJHS/CJH/YIVO members/seniors ● $18 at the door.

America's Jewish Women Book Cover

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

On the day of its publication, join JWA and the American Jewish Historical Society in launching Pamela Nadell’s America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today (featured on JWA's 2018-2019 bookshelf). A groundbreaking history of how Jewish women have maintained their identity and influenced social activism as they wrote themselves into American history. This event is a book talk with author Pamela Nadell and Jane Eisner (The Forward).

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Center for Jewish History
15 W 16th St New York, NY 10011
Tickets: $10 general ● $5 students/AJHS members/seniors ● $12 at the door

"Jewish Feminisms/American Visions" Conference Poster

Jewish Feminisms/American Visions: Perspectives from Fifty Years of Activism

“Jewish Feminisms/American Visions” will bring an array of pioneering and contemporary feminist activists to Ann Arbor to consider the role of Jewish identity in the framing and development of second wave American feminism. Keying off the interpretations offered by historian Joyce Antler in her recent book, Jewish Radical Feminism, the symposium will ask activists from the 1960s through today to explore the significance of Jewish identities in the development of the women’s liberation movement and the impact of feminism on American Jewish culture, politics, and religion. In addition to conversations between veteran feminists and more recently-minted activists, the program will include a screening of the documentary Changing the World portraying the activist career of conference participant, Heather Booth, and a performance by violinist and klezmer music pioneer, Alicia Svigals.

Wednesday, March 13 - Friday, March 15, 2019
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

Women's Liberation Movement Protest 1970

Rethinking the History of American Jewish Women

What does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? In her new book, "America’s Jewish Woman: A History From Colonial Times To Today," author Pamela S. Nadell weaves together the stories of a diverse group of extraordinary Jewish women who helped carve out a Jewish American identity. Join JWA for this special interactive online book talk, featuring Nadell in conversation with JWA Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
A Zoom Event

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