Shuly Schwartz: 'Rugelach, Rummage Sales, Rabbis and Rosh Hodesh Groups: The Transformative Power of American Jewish Feminism' – Nov. 4
Elon University’s Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society, and the Jewish Studies Program, host the acclaimed historian for a talk about Jewish Feminism in America
Wednesday, November 4
Shuly Schwartz: "Rugelach, Rummage Sales, Rabbis and Rosh Hodesh Groups: The Transformative Power of American Jewish Feminism."
McBride Gathering Space in the Numen Lumen Pavilion, 7 p.m.
Schwartz, the Irving Lehrman Research Associate Professor of American Jewish History and Walter and Sarah Schlesinger Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary, will offer insight to students at Elon about the history of American Jewish feminism with her lecture, "Rugelach, Rummage Sales, Rabbis and Rosh Hodesh Groups: The Transformative Power of American Jewish Feminism."
Schwartz has led several different initiatives at JTS to strengthen JTS’s tradition of social justice engagement. She has also spearheaded the creation of the first MA program of its kind in Jewish Ethics.
Schwartz has served on several advisory boards and councils including the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society and the Jewish Women’s Archive. In 2006, Schwartz won the National Jewish Book Award in the category of Modern Jewish Thought for her book The Rabbi’s Wife: The Rebbetzin in American Jewish Life.
A reception with light refreshments, hosted by the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society, will follow Schwartz’s lecture in the lobby of the Numen Lumen Pavilion.