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.
Upcoming Course: Jewish Women in Film and Television
Join our upcoming history course to learn about bold, brash, and groundbreaking Jewish women in film and TV—onscreen and off. Join us!
Thursday, June 2, 8 PM ET—Judy Holliday: Jewish Assimilation and 1950s Hollywood: Dr. Elyce Helford will explore Holliday's approaches to navigating antisemitism and sexism in midcentury Hollywood, along with the way her Jewishness manifested in select roles.
Thursday, June 9, 8 PM ET—Big Mouths and Quiet Revolutionaries: Jewish Women in Film, 1970s-2010s: Focusing on Jewish women directors, Dr. Helene Meyers will examine key films from the 1970s to the 2010s, tracing continuity and change in the representation of Jewish women and gender relations.
Thursday, June 16, 8 PM ET—Beyond the Cliché: Changing Images of Jewish Women on Television: Dr. Joyce Antler will explore how the portrayal of Jewish women has changed across American television history.
Thursday, June 23, 8 PM ET—Penelope's Journey: Haredi Women on Israeli TV: Dr. Shayna Weiss will delve into what the portrayal of Haredi women in Israeli television can teach us about gender, culture, and religion in Israel.
Quarantine(ish) Book Talks
Quarantine(ish) Book Talks provide opportunities to come together virtually to explore literature by and/or about Jewish women. Join our upcoming spring series on Thursdays at 8PM ET on May 5th, May 12th, and May 19th for conversations with authors about books, writing, and Jewish storytelling. Presented in partnership with JewishLIVE.
Stay tuned for upcoming talks!
Ahead of Her Time: Celebrating 25 Years of Vision
On November 4th, 2021, JWA held its 25th anniversary virtual event, Ahead of Her Time, celebrating the history, achievements, and leadership of Jewish women, and honoring the Founding Board, the Founding Director, Gail T. Reimer, and all 126 Rising Voices Fellows.
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.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Events." (Viewed on May 27, 2022) <https://jwa.org/events>.