"Women in Judaism"

KS 14 Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 28, 2001
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Center

10:00 a.m.

Session I

Welcome and Introduction
Jean Cahan, Harris Center for Judaic Studies

Esther Fuchs, University of Arizona
"Jewish Feminist Scholarship: Between a Rock and a Hard Place"

Henry Abramson, Florida Atlantic University
"A Derivative Hatred: Representations of Jewish Women in Modern Anti-Semitic Culture"

11:30 a.m.

Keynote Luncheon

Welcome Address
Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Dean Richard Hoffman, UNL

Speaker: Brenda E. Brasher, Mount Union College
"Gender and Religious Aggression in the Middle East: Case Study of the Western Wall"

1:15 p.m.

Session III

Dan W. Clanton, Jr., Iliff School of Theology, University of Denver
"Judy in Disguise: D. W. Griffith's Judith of Bethulia"

Karla Goldman, The Jewish Women's Archive
"Women and American Reform Judaism: Rhetoric and Reality"

2:40 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Omaha Jewish Community Center, 333 South 132 Street, 68154

7:30 p.m.

Keynote Address

Welcome Address
CU Interim Vice-President for Academic Affairs Barbara Braden

Gail Twersky Reimer, Director, The Jewish Women's Archive
"Women on the Wall: Posters & the Changing Representations of Jewish Women's History"

The keynote will be followed by a dessert reception and the Omaha opening of the Jewish Women's Archive exhibit, "Women of Valor" in the JCC Art Gallery

Monday, October 29, 2001
Creighton University Student Center Ballroom

8:30 a.m.

Sidnie White Crawford, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Portraits of Women in the Non-Legal Texts from Qumran"

9:30 a.m.

S. Daniel Breslauer, University of Kansas-Lawrence
"Negotiating Gender Roles: Three Stories"

10:30 a.m.

Jayne K. Guberman, The Jewish Women's Archives
"Hidden Stories/Living Memories: Women's Narratives as Lens on American Jewish History"

11:30 a.m.

Welcome: Dean Timothy Austin, College of Arts and Sciences

12:30 p.m.

Charles David Isbell, Louisiana State University
"Nice Jewish Girls, Liquor, Sex, and Power in Antiquity"

1:30 p.m.

Susan A. Brayford, Centenary College
"The Domestication of Sarah: From Jewish Matriarch to Hellenistic Matron"

2:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks