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Global Day of Learning

Join JWA as we celebrate the launch of the expanded and renamed Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. From Sunday, June 27, through Monday, June 28, six webinars presented by expert scholars will showcase the evolution of the Encyclopedia and provide a taste of the new content. Register once and attend as many sessions as you’d like.

Suggested $18 donation for those able to contribute.

  • June 27, 12:00 p.m. ET
    Panel discussion: The (R)evolution and Impact of the Encyclopedia of Jewish Women, 1995–2021, with Deborah Dash Moore, David Ellenson, Rachel Harris, Alma Heckman, and Jennifer Sartori, moderated by Judith Rosenbaum
  • June 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET
    Mizrahi Feminism: Major Debates, with Henriette Dahan Kalev, professor emerita at Ben Gurion University
  • June 27 at 4:00 p.m. ET
    Drawing Their Lives: Jewish Women & Comics, with Tahneer Oksman, writer, teacher, and scholar of literature and visual culture
  • June 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET
    The Journeys of Cuban-Jewish Women, with Ruth Behar, the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan and the author of several books, including An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba and the novel Letters from Cuba
  • June 28, 10:00 a.m. ET
    Queer Dreams of Jewish Women's Poetry, with Zohar Weiman-Kelman, senior lecturer at Ben Gurion University's Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics and author of Queer Expectations: A Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry
  • June 28, 12:00 p.m. ET
    Reflections of a Feminist Pioneer in Israel: a conversation with Alice Shalvi, Israeli feminist activist, educator, and scholar

Register here.

June Online History Course: Forgotten Lives

JWA presents virtual courses with scholars of Jewish women’s history, delving into the lives, challenges, choices, and innovations of Jews who changed our story. This June, explore the lives of Jewish folks whose stories you never knew. From sixteenth-century Portugal to Yiddish New York City, from Temple Sisterhood to queer community, each of these figures broke ground to create social, cultural, or political space for themselves and for Jewish women and nonbinary people more broadly. Sessions are designed to stand alone, so attend as many evenings as you’d like! No advanced reading or preparation required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link and access to session recordings. All sessions are held on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET unless otherwise noted. This course is presented in partnership with Central Synagogue.

  • June 3: Doña Gracia Nasi, with Miriam Bodian, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
  • June 10: Stella Heinsheimer Freiberg, with Sarah Berman, Rabbi and Director of Adult Education at Central Synagogue in New York City
  • June 17: Miriam Karpilove, with Jessica Kirzane, Editor-in-Chief of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies and translator of Miriam Karpilove’s Diary of a Lonely Girl
  • June 24: Leslie Feinberg, with Sasha T. Goldberg, who holds a PhD in Gender Studies at Indiana University and an MA in Judaism from The Graduate Theological Union

Register here.

Find more information about past online history courses.

Quarantine(ish) Book Talks

Every other month, 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.)

Stay tuned for future book talks!

Watch past QBT talks.

Quarantine(ish) Book Talks and Online History Courses were established with help from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of NEH.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Events." (Viewed on June 22, 2021) <>.


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