Where to go for what if you're Jewish and Female


Norma Fain Pratt, Frieda For-man, and Irena Klepfisz are organizing a network devoted to Yiddish women’s literature. A newsletter will announce new translations, scholarship, news and inquiries. All who want to share their interest in women writing in Yiddish contact: Frieda Forman/Centre for Women’s Studies in Education/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/252 Bloor St. West/ Toronto, Ontario, M5S IV6/ Canada.

If you are or have been a leader of a Jewish Women’s consciousness-raising group your experience would be helpful in a planned publication. Biblio Press/1140 Broadway, #1507/New York, NY 10001.

The journal Feminist Teacher is seeking contributions on feminist education and war Feminist Teacher/Ballantine 442/Indiana University/ Bloom-ington, IN 47405.

For a major exhibition and oral history project on Jewish women who served in the American military in World War II: If you are available for interview, or have memorabilia of a woman who served, contact Elaine Dorfman/Judah Magnes Museum/2911 Russell St./ Berkeley, CA 94705 or Leslie Freudenthal/ Jewish War Veterans National Archives and Museum/1811 R St. NW/ Washington, DC 20009.

A Guide to Jewish Life in the Bay Area, a 160-page treasure map of congregations and coffee shops, folk dances and film festivals, service agencies and social action groups, as well as a history of the Jewish community is $5.00 plus $2.00 for P/H. Northern California Jewish Bulletin/88 First St., #300/San Francisco, CA 94105.


“The Bitter and the Sweet: Photographs of contemporary Jewish life in Morocco shows 40 black & white and color photos by Roy Mittleman that are the fruit of 17 trips to Morocco from 1977-1987. On view through September at Yeshiva University Museum/ 2520 Amsterdam Ave./New York, NY 10033.

Ancient traditions are reinterpreted in an outdoor sculpture in stallation, Shelters, which includes Susan Leibowvitz Stein-man’s succah, and Debborah Yaffe’s huppah. Through September 1991 at the Judah L. Magnes Museum/2911 Russell St. /Berkeley, CA 94705.


The Jewish cultural experience: Circle Lodge, in Hopewell, NY offers seminars in Yiddish language, literature and music; also, children’s programs and a “Cultural Rosh Hashana” The Workmen’s Circle/45 East 33rd St/New York, NY 10016.

The 1991 Summer Institute of the National Havurah Committee will held August 12-18 at Harcum Junior College, Bryn Mawr, PA. NHC/9315 SW 61 Court/Miami, FL 33156.

Plan to be in Miami from November 8-12 for the World Women’s Congress for a Healthy Planet, to ensure that women have an equal say at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment & Development in Brazil. Women’s Foreign Policy Council/Environment and Development Program/845 Third Ave., 15th Floor/New York, NY 10022.

The Expulsion 1492 Conference, marking the quin-centennial of Jews’ forced departure from Spain will take place in Los Angeles, November 9-11. Open to the public. The Seph-ardic Educational Center, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., #403/Los Angeles, CA 90048.

A training program, organized by the Conservative movement, will prepare Lay men and women to assume religious leadership roles in small and/or isolated congregations that may not have professional religious leaders on a full-time bsis. Seminars will focus on conducting synagogue services, Torah reading, life cycle events, Jewish law and practice, religious schools, and tending to pastoral needs. August 4-13 at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires. Contact: Rabbi David Blumen-feld/ United Synagogue of America/155 Fifth Avenue/New York, NY 10010.

“Bring Your Own Topic” an informal monthly Lesbian discussion group is one of a variety of activities offered by Congregation Beth El Binah in Dallas, TX. B.Y.O.T./5820 McCommas, #3/Dallas, TX 75206.


Women on Long Island now have a Domestic Violence Helpline sponsored in part by B’nai B’rith Women. (516) 542-0404.

Jewish Family & Children’s Services in Pittsburgh and Ladies Hospital Aid Society sponsor a program to combat domestic violence For brochure or help, call (412) 456-7350.

A Friend Indeed is a monthly newsletter that explores menopause as mythology, biology and psychology. 10 issues/ $30.00. Box 515, Place du Pare Station/Montreal H2W 2P1/ Canada.

Mother’s prayer/affirmation after miscarriage, written as a special Kaddish, is available from the author. Send $ 1.50 and a SASE to: Stacey Dinner-Levin/ P.O.B. 80747/Minneapolis, MN 55408.

Keep Abortion Safe & Legal, a “Postcard Activist” book, has 30 pre-printed, pre-addressed postcards to be sent to federal and state lawmakers, political party leaders and health officials asking them to protect reproductive freedoms. Activists can use one postcard to join National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), the half-million member political arm of the pro-choice movement. Available in bookstores.