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October Online History Course: Jewish Women's Activism in the United States

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. Our next course explores Jewish women's involvement in American social justice movements throughout the decades, with sessions facilitated by guest scholars. 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.

  • Thursday, October 1, 8:00 p.m. ET: Jewish Women in the Labor Movement, with Annelise Orleck
  • Thursday, October 8, 8:00 p.m. ET: Jewish Women and the Birth Control Movement, with Melissa Klapper
  • Thursday, October 15, 8:00 p.m. ET: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement, with Debra Schultz
  • Thursday, October 22, 8:00 p.m. ET: Jewish Feminism, with Joyce Antler
  • Thursday, October 29, 8:00 p.m. ET: Jewish Women and LGBTQ Activism, with Marla Brettschneider
  • Thursday, November 5, 8:00 p.m. ET: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Legal Feminism, with Alison Lefkovitz

Suggested $36/person donation for the course series

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Find more information about past online history courses.

Speaking in a Political Voice: Jews and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Join the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at Fairfield University for a conversation about Jewish women's involvement in the fight for women's suffrage in the United States. Judith Rosenbaum, JWA's CEO, will be speaking and answering questions like: What motivated their activism, what barriers did they face, and how did their experiences in the suffrage movement influence gender equality in the Jewish community?

Wednesday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.


Quarantine(ish) Book Talks

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 and JewishLIVE for talks with authors on Zoom. We hope to (virtually) see you there!

More QBT coming in November! Register today to receive information as soon as it's available.

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Watch past QBT talks.

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.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Events." (Viewed on October 20, 2020) <>.


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