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Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal is a refereed forum for critical analysis of gender inqualities within Jewish religion, history, society and culture—to be published exclusively on the Internet. Submit material by October 30 for the Winter issue to: Dina Eylon do Near mid Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, 4 Bancroft Ave., Toronto, Ontario MSS ICl, Canada; dina.eylon@utomnto.ca; www.utoronio.ca/wjudaism

Gender and Nationhood in the Yishuv and the Founding of the State— in honor of the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel— is an international conference in two sessions: June 1998 in Jerusalem and March 1999 in Waltham, Massachusetts. Submit proposals for papers to Galia Golan, Political Science Dept., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, or Shulamit Reinhartz, Sociology Dept., Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02254-9110.

Women in the Holocaust: For a scholarly book, send your one-page proposal for a chapter and your resume or bio by October 30 to Esther Fuchs, Judaic Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721; (520)621- 9337; fuclis@u.arizona.edu

MEET OTHERS

A professional writers and editors division was started at Emunah Women of America, the Orthodox women’s Zionist organization. Honorary national co-chairs are mystery writers Faye Kellerman and Rochelle Majer-Krich. Plans include quarterly programs, a newsletter and directory. Contact: Yitta Halberstam Mandelbaum, Emunah, 7 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001; (212)564-9045.

Women in Nature offers wilderness expeditions for women who have experienced cancer. Financial assistance is available. The Voyageur Outward Bound School, 111 Third Ave. S, #120, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2551; (800)328-2943 or (612)338-0131; fax (612)338-3540; www.vobs.com

Nice Jewish Girls is an e-mail discussion list and international community of “extremely cool and friendly” Jewish lesbian and bisexual women. Subscribe by sending an e-mail message to listproc@shamash.org stating: subscribe nicejg your name (you may use an alias or intials.) Leave the subject hne blank. Further information from jcohen@york.ca

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Rage to Resolution: From Family Violence to Healing in the Works of American and Israeli Women Artists. This exhibit, co-sponsored by US/Israel Women to Women, includes works by Audrey Flack, Mirele Laderman Ukeles, Helene Aylon, Beth B., and Carol Hamoy. Several related events are being planned and groups may arrange guided tours. September 17-January 30, 1998. HUC/Jewish Institute of Religion, One West 4th St.. New York, NY 10012; (212)824-2205.

What Parents Need to Know about Dating Violence is one of several articles on domestic violence in the Summer 1997 issue of NCJW Journal. Send $1 plus postage to National Council of Jewish Women, 53 W. 23 St., New York,NYI0010; (212)645-4048; fax (212)645-7466; ncjwomen@jon.cifny.org or NCJWer@aoI.com; www.ncjw.org

Personal stories, essays, artwork, poetry, rituals or other contributions are sought for an anthology on Jewish domestic abuse to be edited by a longtime activitst. Send by October 31, 1997, to Naomi Tucker, 584 Castro St., #136, San Francisco, CA 93114.

Jewish adult survivors of incest and/or child sexual abuse interested in completing an anonymous survey and/or contributing poetry or prose to “Letters of Peace and Healing in the Jewish Community,” contact writer and immediate past chairperson of SHALVA, Toby Landesman, 2835 Sheffield #211, Chicago, IL 60657; fax (773)327-2496, TALART@aol.com

GREAT READING

Do Nice Girls Lay Tefillin? The cover story by editors Sara H. Horowitz and Gilah Langner sets a theme for Kerem: Creative Explorations in Judaism, issue number #5, 5757, 1997. The 121-pages of essays, fiction, poetry and photography is $8.50 from Kerem, 3035 Porter St. NW, Washington DC 20008.

SONG

Songs of Generations: New Pearls of Yiddish Song is the third bilingual volume of folk music compiled by ethnomusicologist and folklorist Eleanor (Chana) Mlotek and her husband, writer Joseph Mlotek. The 300-page collection is $19.95 from The Workmen’s Circle, 45 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016; (212)889-6800×284.

Ladyslipper Music Catalog offers 87 pages of women’s music including several selections by Jewish women. You can hear selections on their listening line (919)644- 1942. Ladyslipper, P.O. Box 3124-R, Durham, NC 27715; (800)634-6044; orders@ladyslipper.org; www.ladyslipper.org

HELP ENDOW A CHAIR

The Rabbi Sally J. Priesand ‘Visiting Professorship in Jewish Womens’ Studies in Honor of 25 Years of Women in the Rabbinate is named for the first female Reform rabbi. Make a gift to the endowment that will sustain it by contacting: John S. Borden, Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, One W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012-1186; (212)824-2212; fax(212)533-0129.