Rabbis, Rebels, and Supreme Court Justices: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America

May 27, 2021, 8:00 pm

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with Prof. Joyce Antler, Brandeis University

As activists and rebels, lawyers and judges, rabbis, writers and more, Jewish women influenced many of the key political events and social movements of our time–suffrage, peace, civil liberties, civil rights, labor rights, and women’s rights. Presenting the challenges and achievements of many of these remarkable women, the talk reveals the groundbreaking role of Jewish women in shaping our society.

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Joyce Antler is the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Brandeis University. She is the author or editor of 11 books, including The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America, Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture, America and I: Short Stories by American Jewish Women Writers, and You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother, which won an award from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association for best book on women’s issues. She is currently writing a history of radical feminism and Jewish identity.

This event is co-sponsored by
Beth El Sisterhood, East Brunswick, NJ
Columbia Jewish Congregation, Columbia, MD
Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, CT
Congregation Torat El, Oakhurst, NJ
Highland Park Conservative Temple, Highland Park, NJ
Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, Houston, TX
Temple Beth Shalom, Manalapan, NJ
The Emanuel Synagogue, West Hartford, CT