Sunday, October 28, 2001
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Center
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"
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"
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"
Omaha Jewish Community Center, 333 South 132 Street, 68154
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
Sidnie White Crawford, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Portraits of Women in the Non-Legal Texts from Qumran"
S. Daniel Breslauer, University of Kansas-Lawrence
"Negotiating Gender Roles: Three Stories"
Jayne K. Guberman, The Jewish Women's Archives
"Hidden Stories/Living Memories: Women's Narratives as Lens on American Jewish History"
Welcome: Dean Timothy Austin, College of Arts and Sciences
Charles David Isbell, Louisiana State University
"Nice Jewish Girls, Liquor, Sex, and Power in Antiquity"
Susan A. Brayford, Centenary College
"The Domestication of Sarah: From Jewish Matriarch to Hellenistic Matron"