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BZBI Presents: Dr. Melissa R. Klapper on Jewish Women and Suffrage

BZBI Presents: Dr. Melissa R. Klapper on Jewish Women and Suffrage

February 4 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

BZBI is pleased to present a talk by Dr. Melissa R. Klapper, Katz Center fellow, Professor of History and Director of Women’s & Gender Studies, Rowan University and Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in Women’s Studies.

No history of the birth control, suffrage, or peace movements in the United States is complete without analyzing the impact of Jewish women’s presence. She will explore the social and political activism of American Jewish women from approximately 1890 to the present. Middle-class and working-class American Jewish women have been consistently and publicly engaged in all the major issues of their day and worked closely with their non-Jewish counterparts on behalf of activist causes. The cost is $10 for BZBI members and $18 for the community.

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Dr. Klapper is the author of Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 (NYU, 2005), Small Strangers:  The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925 (Ivan R. Dee, 2007), Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace:  American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890-1940 (NYU, 2013), and Ballet Class:  An American History (Oxford University Press, 2020)


Please note that February 4 is the correct date for this event. This is the first in a series of talks by fellows at the The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania—commonly called the Katz Center—a postdoctoral research center devoted to the study of Jewish history and civilization.

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