Learn About “American Jewish Women’s Activism” At The JCC

EDISON — Dr. Melissa Klapper will discuss the impact of American Jewish Women in early activism at the Jewish Community Center on Oak Tree Road on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

At the turn of the twentieth century, American Jewish women were consistently and publicly engaged in all the major issues of their day, including the great women’s movements of first wave feminism: suffrage, birth control, and peace. No history of these movements in the United States is complete without analyzing the impact of Jewish women’s presence. American Jewish women developed a distinctive activism grounded in both their gender and their religious, cultural, and ethnic identities.

Dr. Klapper is Professor of History and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, where she teaches American, Jewish, and Women’s history.

Light refreshments will be served. The cost to attend is $8 for JCCMC members and $11 for non-members. To register, send the names of the participants, along with your check, payable to the JCC, to Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820, attention: Diane Mael and write “Melissa Klapper” in the memo section.

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