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Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies At YINR to Host Dr. Pamela Nadell

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) at Young Israel of New Rochelle is proud to present Dr. Pamela Nadell on Tuesday, October 5, at 8 p.m. (ET) on Zoom. Nadell will be the first speaker of the 2021-2022 season in the monthly scholarly programming offered by WIJS at YINR.

Dr. Nadell will speak on the subject of her recent book, America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today (W.W. Norton), which won the 2019 National Jewish Book Award’s Jewish Book of the Year. What has it meant to be a Jewish woman in America? By weaving together the stories of remarkable individuals, from the colonial matron Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter, the poet Emma Lazarus, to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dr. Nadell will describe how, bolstered by a strong sense of self, a resolute commitment to making the world a better place, and diverse notions of what being a Jew means, America’s Jewish women left deep imprints on their families, communities and the nation they call home.

Professor Pamela Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University where she directs the Jewish Studies program and received the university’s highest award, Scholar/Teacher of the Year. She is an author and editor of several books and is currently writing a book about the history of American antisemitism. 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.

All WIJS programming is open to women and men. Please visit www.yinr.org/wijs  to view the complete WIJS 2021-22 schedule. For more information, to be added to the WIJS email list, or for Zoom information, please call 914-636-2215 or email: [email protected]. Individuals on the WIJS mailing list will receive the Zoom information automatically.

By Tamar Croog

 

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