WIJS (Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies)

 

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Recordings:
Dr. Jenna Weissman Joselit on the topic: “From Mount Sinai to Main Street: The Americanization of Shavuoth” 5/9/2022 click here
 
Dr. Simkovich will speak on the topic: “What Did the Diaspora Mean to Jews in the Roman World?” 2/9/2022 click here
 
Dr. Miriam Udel, “Within and Without: Constructing Modern Jewish Boyhood
and Girlhood”
1/5/2021 click here

 

 
Dr. Michal Raucher, “Books and Babies: Reproductive Literacy among Haredi Women in Israel” 12/8/2021click here
 
Dr. Carol Meyers, “The ‘Gender Gap’: The Bible, Archaeology, and Israelite Women”
11/14/2021 click here

 
 

Dr. Pamela Nadell, “America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today (W.W. Norton)” 10/5/2021 click here
 
Please click here for recordings of past lectures.

WIJS Schedule 2021-2022
Tuesday, October 5 @8:00 pm – Dr. Pamela Nadell
Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History;
Director, Jewish Studies Program
American University, Washington, D.C.
“America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today”
Sunday, November 14 @10:30am – Dr. Carol Meyers
Professor Emerita of Religious Studies
Duke University, Durham, N.C.
“The ‘Gender Gap’: The Bible, Archaeology, and Israelite Women”
Tuesday, December 7 @8:00pm – Dr. Michal Raucher
Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies
Rutgers University
“Books and Babies: Reproductive Literacy among Haredi Women in Israel”
Wednesday, January 5, 2022  @8:00pm Dr. Miriam Udel
Associate Professor of German Studies and Jewish Studies
Emory University, Atlanta
“Within and Without: Constructing Modern Jewish Boyhood and Girlhood”
Wednesday, February 9 @8:00pm – Dr. Malka Simkovich
Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies;
Director, Catholic-Jewish Studies Program
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
“What Did the Diaspora Mean to Jews in the Roman World?”
Wednesday, March 23 @8:00pm – Dr. Ahuva Liberles
Blaustein Postdoctoral Associate of Medieval History
Judaic Studies Program
Yale University
“Making Jewish Law Accessible to the Physically Impaired: Adele’s Journey to the 15th-Century Bavarian Mikvah”
Monday, May 9 @8:30pm – Dr. Jenna Weissman Joselit
Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies;
Professor of History
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
“From Mount Sinai to Main Street: The Americanization of Shavuoth.”
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All lectures are free of charge and open to both women and men. 

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For further information or to be added to the WIJS mailing list, please email wijs@yinr.org or call 914-636-2215