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

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, Pamela Nadell, American University history professor and author of America’s Jewish Women, weaves together stories of a diverse group of extraordinary people. From the colonial-era matriarch Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter, poet Emma Lazarus, to labor organizer Bessie Hillman and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to scores of other activists, suffragists, wives, and mothers, these women helped carve out a Jewish American identity. A book signing follows the program.

Presented in partnership with Capitol Jewish Museum.

Rightfully Hers, a new exhibit to mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, will open this year. Rightfully Hers programs are made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support provided by the Bernstein Family Foundation and the Hearst Foundations.

Book cover of America's Jewish Women

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.