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The founders of Call.Activit

Using Their Voices to Share Experiences and Combat Racism in Israel

Mirushe "Mira" Zylali

Call.Activit’s founders hope the movement will help Ethiopian Israelis name their feelings and take control of their narratives.

Shulamit Aloni elected to Israel’s 6th Knesset

November 2, 1965

Shulamit Aloni fought tirelessly for individual rights, women's rights, and religious freedom. She served as an Israeli minister and Member of Knesset for 28 years.

Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones

FX’s Impeachment: A Study in Caricature and Misogyny

Sarah Jae Leiber

By putting some of the show’s female stars in prosthetics, FX’s Impeachment is guilty of the same misogynistic behavior for which it faults the media.

Achy Obejas

Writer, translator, and activist Achy Obejas was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1956 and moved to the United States with her parents six years later. She is known for stories with characters and themes related to gender, queer sexuality, Cuban-ness, and Jewishness, as well as migration, displacement, and diaspora.

Joan Nathan

Award-winning journalist and cookbook author Joan Nathan is a transformative figure in documenting and exploring the evolving Jewish experience both in America and around the globe through the powerful lens of food. A long-standing contributing writer to The New York Times and Tablet Magazine, Nathan is the author of eleven books, as well as hundreds of articles, podcasts, interviews, and public presentations about Jewish, global, and American foodways. 

Susan Brownmiller

Susan Brownmiller is a radical feminist writer and journalist. She was a leader in the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1960s to 1980s (second-wave feminism). Brownmiller is bes-known for Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape (1975), the first comprehensive study of sexual violence.

Esther Luria

Esther Luria was a freelance journalist whose work appeared in many politically left-of-center Yiddish publications in the early twentieth-century United States. A socialist, a feminist, and a political activist, she was also an educator. She used her columns not only to advocate for the ideas in which she believed, but also to provide her mainly east European immigrant readers with a better understanding of their new environment.

Aida Bortnik

Aída Bortnik was an Argentine journalist, dramaturge, and screenwriter who wrote the first Argentine screenplay nominated for an Academy Award (“The Truce,” 1974), an award she later won for best foreign film in 1986 (“The Official Story”). Bortnik was also the first Argentine to pen a screenplay that addressed the military dictatorship (1976-1983) and the first Latin American admitted as a permanent member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Susan Stamberg

Susan Stamberg, the first full-time woman anchor of a national nightly news broadcast, played an important role in making National Public Radio (NPR) a news organization that offered pioneering opportunities to women journalists. Her half-century career at NPR opened the way for other women by demonstrating competence, originality, and compassion in reporting and interviewing. 

Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg has broken important stories on the United States Supreme Court during more than four decades of covering legal affairs for National Public Radio. She helped bring to public attention the previously hidden issue of sexual harassment during the controversial confirmation hearing of Justice Clarence Thomas and has received numerous accolades as a path-breaker in the male-dominated world of Washington journalism.   

Wendy Perron

Wendy Perron is a dance writer, educator, teacher, performer, and choreographer. Across her thirteen-year tenure at Dance Magazine, Perron contributed nearly 1,000 individual pieces of dance journalism.

Karen Sarhon

Karen Gerson Sarhon, founder and vocalist of the Sephardic music group Los Pasharos Sefaradis, is coordinator of the Sephardic Culture Research Center in Istanbul, Turkey, and chief editor of El Amaneser, the world's only newspaper wholly in Judeo-Spanish/Ladino. She continues to produce innovative projects for the preservation and promotion of Sephardic culture and language.

 

Juliette Pary

Born in Odessa, Juliette Pary moved to Paris in 1925 and became a respected translator, journalist, and author. She also played important roles in summer camps, youth hostels, and the development of modern educational practices. During World War II she worked closely with child refugees.

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"Since Parkland": Writing the Stories of Youth Victims of Gun Violence

Ellie Klibaner-Schiff

With "Since Parkland," I tried to celebrate other kids' lives and acknowledge the failures that ended them.

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Find Your Voice, Then Share It

Shira Minsk

Forming strong opinions is easier said than done, and for me, the exercise of writing helps me get there.

Rukhl Schaechter is named as first female editor of the "Yiddish Daily Forward"

March 9, 2016

On March 9, 2016 the CEO and president of the Forward Association announced that Rukhl Schaechter would become the next editor of Forverts, or the Yiddish Daily Forward. Her promotion also marks the first time there will be both a female editor and an American-born editor of Forverts in its long history.

Episode 29: BRCA: A Jewish Legacy (Transcript)

Episode 29: BRCA: A Jewish Legacy (Transcript)

Episode 12: A New Era for the ERA (Transcript)

Episode 12: A New Era for the ERA (Transcript)

Episode 10: Rededication (Transcript)

Episode 10: Rededication (Transcript)

Episode 8: WITCH in Action (Transcript)

Episode 8: WITCH in Action (Transcript)

Episode 28: The Torah at Her Fingertips (Transcript)

Episode 28: The Torah at Her Fingertips (Transcript)

Episode 25: A Trip to Pittsburgh (Transcript)

Episode 25: A Trip to Pittsburgh (Transcript)

Episode 26: A Thanksgiving Seder (Transcript)

Episode 26: A Thanksgiving Seder (Transcript)

Episode 7: Women of the Wall (Transcript)

Episode 7: Women of the Wall (Transcript)

Episode 5: “Jewish Hair” (Transcript)

Episode 5: “Jewish Hair” (Transcript)

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