Women’s Vote at 100 Years: Suffrage, Jewish Activism, and the Enduring Struggle for a Political Voice

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  • Wednesday | August 26, 2020
  • 7:00 pm

Dr. Judith Rosenbaum, CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive, and Dr. Lila Corwin Berman, Director of the Feinstein Center at Temple University
Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00pm via Zoom
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It’s been 100 years since women in the United States gained the right to vote. Yet, how far have we as a nation come in extending suffrage to all and full rights to women?

Join us on Wednesday, August 26 (the anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s formal recognition) at 7:00pm when Dr. Judith Rosenbaum,
CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive, and Dr. Lila Corwin Berman of Temple University will discuss the historical significance of women’s suffrage for Americans and the Jews among them. In these weeks of voter engagement for the upcoming election, reflect on what that history should mean for us today, when countless citizens and residents in our country are disenfranchised. 

This evening is presented as a joint collaboration between Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and the RS Suffrage Project, chaired by RS congregant and Temple University faculty member Dr. Marsha Weinraub. The RS Suffrage Project is a group of dedicated and curious individuals working to understand the role Jewish people played in this early American social justice movement, with special emphasis on the roles RS women played. 

With appreciation to the Broder family for its sponsorship .