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Sunday, March 18 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
What Could Have Been: A Discussion of Women in Judaism

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This interactive session will discuss how women have been viewed throughout Jewish history. We first will compare the lives of matriarchs with those of other female leaders such as Naomi, Ruth, and Esther. We then will review brief biographies of relatively unknown Jewish women heroines, such as Dona Gracia de Nasi, Sarah Aaronsohn, Annie Londonderry, Haika Grossman, and Bessie Margolin. With this as background, we will reassess how Jewish women should have been viewed as leaders in religious and secular areas in Jewish communities around the world. How would have our religion and the state of Israel have been different if women’s contributions had been more widely taught and incorporated into our sense of the Jewish people? How we can ensure more female-centric Jewish education in the future?

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Suzanne Stone

Suzanne Stone is a life-long history student with 25 years of experience educating adults, in Jewish programming, as a docent with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and as a licensed tour guide in New Orleans. She has developed specialized tours on women and... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Library, JCC