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Rabbi David Ellenson to speak at the launching of a Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia of Jewish Women, July 12, 2007, at Jerusalem Campus

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007


  • Thursday JULY 12 at 8pm at the Library of the Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem. "Putting Jewish Women on the World Map" launching A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JEWISH WOMEN
  • Edited by Paula Hyman (Yale University) and Dalia Ofer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Over 3 million words
  • Over 2,000 articles and entries, both biographical and topical
  • From Aaronsohn to Zywulska
  • From Lilith to Lesbianism
  • Comprehensive biographies of great Jewish women through the ages. Cutting-edge research on contemporary issues relating to women's status in Judaism, nuptial agreements, fertility treatments, the modern mikveh and much, much more...
  • Demonstration of its use by Moshe Shalvi, Publisher
  • Remarks: Professor David Ellenson, President Hebrew Union College
  • Nicki Tanner, former Chair of Jewish Women's Archive
  • Alice Shalvi, Associate Editor

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.