ONLINEHistory Course: Jewish Women in Film & TV

Top Pick Next Event: June 23, 2022 $36.00
Judy Holliday in “Born Yesterday” (Courtesy: Paramount Pictures Corporation)
Judy Holliday in “Born Yesterday” (Courtesy: Paramount Pictures Corporation)

Join our upcoming history course to learn about bold, brash and groundbreaking Jewish women in film and TV—onscreen and off!

Thursday, June 2: “Judy Holliday: Jewish Assimilation and 1950s Hollywood”

Dr. Elyce Helford will explore Judy Holliday’s approaches to navigating antisemitism and sexism in midcentury Hollywood, along with the way her Jewishness manifested in select roles.

Thursday, June 9: “Big Mouths and Quiet Revolutionaries: Jewish Women in Film, 1970s-2010s”

Focusing on Jewish women directors, Dr. Helene Meyers will examine key films from the 1970s to the 2010s, tracing continuity and change in the representation of Jewish women and gender relations.

Thursday, June 16: “Beyond the Cliché: Changing Images of Jewish Women on Television”

Dr. Joyce Antler will explore how the portrayal of Jewish women has changed across American television history.

Thursday, June 23: “Penelope’s Journey: Haredi Women on Israeli TV”

Dr. Shayna Weiss will delve into what the portrayal of Haredi women in Israeli television can teach us about gender, culture and religion in Israel.

JWA presents virtual courses with scholars of Jewish women’s history, delving into the lives, challenges, choices and innovations of Jews who changed our story. Sessions are designed to stand alone, so attend as many evenings as you’d like! No advanced reading or preparation required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link and access to session recordings.

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Every week on Thursday, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmLast event on June 23, 2022
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