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History of America’s Jewish Women

Pamela Nadell with Rona Sheramy, PhD

A groundbreaking history of how Jewish women maintained their identity and influenced social activism as they wrote themselves into American history.

Author Pamela S. Nadell explores what it means to be a Jewish woman in America in her gripping historical narrative, America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today. Join her as she weaves together the stories of extraordinary women like Emma Lazarus, Bessie Hillman, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg who helped carve out Jewish American identity.

The threads binding these women together, she argues, are a strong sense of self and a resolute commitment to making the world a better place. Nadell recounts how Jewish women have been at the forefront of causes for centuries, fighting for suffrage, trade unions, civil rights, and feminism, and hoisting banners for Jewish rights around the world. Informed by shared values of America’s founding and Jewish identity, these women’s lives have left deep footprints in the history of the nation they call home.

Pamela S. Nadell

Pamela S. Nadell is professor of history and director of the Jewish Studies program at American University …

Rona Sheramy

Rona Sheramy, PhD, is Executive Director of the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW), …

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