JWA Film Club
Join JWA this winter to discuss groundbreaking movies by and about American Jewish women that continue to inspire devotion and critique today. View each film at your convenience, and then join us for four evenings of conversation with experts on each film and its subject matter. Register now!
Thursday, January 26, 8 PM ET—Yentl
Based on an Isaac Bashevis Singer story, Yentl (1983) tells the story of a woman in early 20th-century Europe who disguises herself as a boy in order to study Torah. Moderated by Dr. Sasha T. Goldberg, a professor, researcher, author, and oral historian who has lectured internationally on gender, sex, and sexuality.
Watch: for rent on Prime, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube
Thursday, February 2, 8 PM ET—Little White Lie
Little White Lie (2014) is a story about hidden family history, exploring the contours of race and Judaism in the United States. Moderated by Lacey Schwartz Delgado, the award-winning director of Little White Lie. She creates compelling stories that span documentary and fiction.
Watch: Prime (free with subscription) or for rent on Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube
Thursday, February 9 1, 8 PM ET—Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing (1987) tells the story of a Jewish girl's summer romance at a Catskills summer resort in the 1960s. Moderated by Irin Carmon, a senior correspondent at New York magazine and a New York Times bestselling author.
Watch: for rent on Prime, Google Play, Apple TV, Youtube
Thursday, February 16, 8 PM ET—Kissing Jessica Stein
Kissing Jessica Stein (2002) is an indie romcom that follows a Jewish woman as she stumbles through navigating her sexuality, identity, and sense of self. Moderated by Drew Burnett Gregory, a writer, filmmaker, and theatremaker based in LA. She works at Autostraddle, the largest independent queer media publication.
Watch: Hulu (free with subscription), or for rent on Prime, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube
Online History Courses
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. 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.
Stay tuned for upcoming courses!
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Upcoming Events." (Viewed on January 27, 2023) <https://jwa.org/events>.