Brown Bag: Crafting Judaism: American Jewish Women and Creativity

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 12:00pm
Williams Hall, 070

Jodi Eichler-Levine
Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Civilization
Associate Professor, Religion Studies

Crafting Judaism: American Jewish Women and Creativity What do embroidery, musical composition, and knitting have to do with Judaism? Creative pursuits, and the language around them, have emerged as an ever more central—yet under-examined—part of American Jewish experience, particularly among women. This trend, which I focus on in its incarnations since the 1970s, pulls together broader, post-denominational strands of American Jewish life. It is also the fulcrum of new types of feminist religious practices. Finally, it must be considered in the context of similar Christian developments. This talk is drawn from my early stages of research on this topic.

Bring your own lunch. Beverages and dessert provided.