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Too Smart, Too Loud, Too JAPpy: Moving Beyond Stereotypes An Evening With Jewish Women Authors

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Monday, March 3, 2003

April 3, 2003 at 7:00 pm
Admission free, Photo ID required for entrance

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum
One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street)
New York City

Too Smart, Too Loud, Too JAPpy: Moving Beyond Stereotypes will be an evening of readings of and by Lilith Magazine authors including Cynthia Ozick, Erica Jong, Grace Paley, Myla Goldberg, Eve Ensler, Marge Piercey, Alicia Ostricker, Nessa Rappaport, and Esther Broner.

Too Smart, Too Loud, Too JAPpy: Moving Beyond Stereotypes is presented in conjunction with LILITH Magazine: The Voice of Jewish Women, an exhibition celebrating more than 25 years of the award-winning independent Jewish women’s magazine, on view at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum from through June 27, 2003. The exhibition, which documents the impact of feminist Jewish journalism during the pivotal years 1976-2001, includes fine art illustrations for the magazine, original manuscripts, iconic photographs, and memorabilia supporting Jewish women’s roles in the world. It addresses diverse topics such as women rabbis and cantors, women and Jewish ritual, Jewish community, public celebrations, scholarship, health and healing, images of Jewish women, “unheard” women of the Diaspora, intimate relationships, and body image.

LILITH, the award-winning, nonprofit, independent national Jewish women’s magazine has been the voice of feminism for Jews since 1976. Jewish women and girls see new roles for themselves in its investigative reports, edgy scholarship, memoirs, news briefs, original fiction and poetry, reviews and resource listings, and a very lively take on traditions, celebrations, and social change.

For a sample copy of LILITH, visit or call 1-888-2-LILITH.

Museum Hours: Mondays - Thursdays, 9 am - 5 pm; Fridays, 9 am - 3 pm
Selected Sundays, 10 am - 2 pm: March 2, 16; April 6, 27
12 - 4 pm: March 9

Admission: Free. Photo ID required for entrance.

Curated tours for reporters/editors, group tours, and additional information: 
(212) 824-2205.

For further information about this and other programs associated with LILITH Magazine: The Voice of Jewish Women, please call 212-284-2293 or e-mail

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.