Online History Course: Jewish Women, Race, and Ethnicity in America
Hosted By: Jewish Women's Archive
The intersection of Judaism and race in America has always been complex, and Jews of all backgrounds have been active in both creating and resisting these designations. Join us for this four-session course exploring how Jewish women have experienced and understood some of these racial and ethnic groupings from the early nineteenth century through today.
March 4: Multiracial Jews in the Early United States, with Laura Arnold Leibman
March 11: Latina Jews in the United States, with Laura Limonic
March 18: Sephardic Women in America, with Devi Mays
March 25: Black Jewish Women in Contemporary America, with Tema Smith
Devi Mays is an Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Her book Forging Ties, Forging Passports: Migration and the Modern Sephardi Diaspora, was awarded the 2020 National Jewish Book Award for Sephardic Culture.
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