Jewish Feminisms/American Visions: Perspectives from Fifty Years of Activism

“Jewish Feminisms/American Visions” will bring an array of pioneering and contemporary feminist activists to Ann Arbor to consider the role of Jewish identity in the framing and development of second wave American feminism. Keying off the interpretations offered by historian Joyce Antler in her recent book, Jewish Radical Feminism, the symposium will ask activists from the 1960s through today to explore the significance of Jewish identities in the development of the women’s liberation movement and the impact of feminism on American Jewish culture, politics, and religion. In addition to conversations between veteran feminists and more recently-minted activists, the program will include a screening of the documentary Changing the World portraying the activist career of conference participant, Heather Booth, and a performance by violinist and klezmer music pioneer, Alicia Svigals.

Wednesday, March 13 - Friday, March 15, 2019
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

Rethinking the History of American Jewish Women

What does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? In her new book, "America’s Jewish Woman: A History From Colonial Times To Today," author Pamela S. Nadell weaves together the stories of a diverse group of extraordinary Jewish women who helped carve out a Jewish American identity. Join JWA for this special interactive online book talk, featuring Nadell in conversation with JWA Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
A Zoom Event

TRYmester: Jewish Fertility Journeys Out Loud

Uprooted: A Jewish Communal Response to Fertility Journeys presents a collective portrait of individuals striving to create their families through a tapestry of song, dance, and monologue. Created with the hope of building awareness, this stirring, contemplative piece also empowers those facing fertility challenges to find their voice in the voice of others expressed on stage. Generously hosted by Temple Israel of Boston.

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 4 p.m.
Temple Israel of Boston
477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Tickets $18

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