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"America’s Jewish Women: A History...." Book Talk with Pamela Nadell

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"America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today" Book Talk with Pamela Nadell

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Professor Pamela Nadell, Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women's and Gender History and director of the Jewish Studies Program, will speak about her new book, America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today. After the talk, a panel of Jewish Studies students, will provide comments, before audience Q&A. Panelists: Hannah Gelfand '20, Jamie Gottlieb '20, and Rose Haas '20.

Co-sponsored by American University's Department of History, Center for Israel Studies and Jewish Studies Program.

Books available for sale and signing at dessert reception following discussion.

About America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today

In this groundbreaking history, Pamela Nadell asks what does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? Weaving together stories from the colonial era’s matriarch Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter poet Emma Lazarus to union organizer Bessie Hillman and the great justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nadell shows two threads binding the nation’s Jewish women: a strong sense of self and a resolute commitment to making the world a better place. Informed by the shared values of America’s founding and Jewish identity, America’s Jewish women –the well-known and the scores of activists, workers, wives, and mothers whose names linger on among their communities and families --left deep footprints in the history of the nation they call home.

About Pamela S. Nadell

Professor Pamela S. Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University where she received the university’s highest award, Scholar/Teacher of the Year. Her books include Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination, 1889-1985, which was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award. A past president of the Association for Jewish Studies and the recipient of the American Jewish Historical Society’s Lee Max Friedman Award for distinguished service, her consulting work for museums includes the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Library of Congress.

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