Temple Shir Tikvah, Winchester, MA, May 6
Newton Community Education, March 15
Temple Beth Avodah, Newton MA, January 22
Temple Isaiah, Lexington, MA, December 12
Beth-El Congregation, Fort Worth, TX, October 15-16
Kripke Center, Omaha, NE, February 3
Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA, February 25
Temple Emmanuel, Wakefield, MA February 23
Coming February 23 to Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield
Keren McGinity, author of Still Jewish A History of Women and Intermarriage in America
Over the last century, American Jews married outside their religion at increasing rates. By closely examining the intersection of intermarriage and gender across the twentieth century, Keren R. McGinity describes the lives of Jewish women who intermarried while placing their decisions in historical context. The first comprehensive history of these intermarried women, Still Jewish is a multigenerational study combining in-depth personal interviews and an astute analysis of how interfaith relationships and intermarriage were portrayed in the mass media, advice manuals, and religious community-generated literature. The book is a National Jewish Book Awards Finalist for 2009.
Still Jewish dismantles assumptions that once a Jew intermarries, she becomes fully assimilated into the majority Christian population, religion, and culture. Rather than becoming lost to the Jewish community, women who intermarried later in the century were more likely to raise their children with strong ties to Judaism than women who intermarried earlier in the century. Bringing perennially controversial questions of Jewish identity, continuity, and survival to the forefront of the discussion, Still Jewish addresses topics of great resonance in the modern Jewish community and beyond.
Keren R. McGinity is the inaugural Mandell L. Berman Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Contemporary American Jewish Life at the University of Michigan’s Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. Previously, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Brown University, where she earned her Ph.D. She currently serves on the Board of Professional Advisors of the Jewish Outreach Institute, the Academic Advisory Council of the Jewish Women’s Archive, and the Association for Jewish Studies’ Women’s Caucus.
Sponsored by the Sisterhood of Temple Emmanuel
There is no admission charge, due to partial funding by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Wakefield Chapter.
Program will begin at 7:30 pm.
Temple Emmanuel, 120 Chestnut Street, Wakefield
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Temple Beth Emeth, Ann Arbor, MI January 26
Brookline Booksmith, June 25
Jewish Federation of Ann Arbor, MI, March 8
Jewish Family Services, Ann Arbor, MI, February 8
Kalamazoo Jewish Book Fair, MI, November 9
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, Newton, MA, May 22
Knoxville Jewish Alliance Women’s Network, TN, February 26
Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Boston, MA, April 17
Temple Beth Avodah, Newton, MA, March 19