Resources for Jewish Women


NATIONAL JEWISH SANCTUARY NEWSLETTER, published quarterly as a project of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, provides news, advocacy advice and educational resources on giving aid and shelter to illegal refugees from Latin America, along with relevant US policies. $5 for 4 issues. San Francisco Jewish Sanctuary Coalition/PO Box 411391/San Francisco, CA 94141-1391.

A special issue (#31) of Connexions: An International Women’s Quarterly on REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS: THE GLOBAL FIGHT includes reports translated and reprinted from around the world, including Israel. $5 from Connexions/4228 Telegraph Ave. I Oakland, CA 94609.

Healing Their Wounds: Psychotherapy with Holocaust Survivors and Their Families, edited by Paul Marcus and Alan Rosenberg, is a comprehensive anthology on the various therapeutic approaches to helping VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST. Authors include Esther Perel, Eva Fogelman, Joan T. Freyberg, Judith Kestenberg and Arlene Steinberg. $41.95 from Greenwood Press Inc./Box 5007, 88 Post Road WestlWestport, CT 06881

Original texts for secularists in English, Hebrew and Yiddish, with transliterations, for occasions from counting the omer to hanging a mezuza appear in We Rejoice in Our Heritage: HOME RITUALS FOR SECULAR AND HUMANISTIC JEWS by Judith Seid. $5.90 from Kopinvant Secular Press/910 ArbordalelAnn Arbor, Ml 48103.

THE DISABILITY BOOKSHOP CATALOG offers hard-to-find titles including books geared for persons with vision and hearing impairments and physical and mental limitations. Free from Twin Peaks Press/PO Box 129/Vancouver, WA 98666.

Up-to-date information with over 2,200 references to scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans, awards and internships for women is found in the DIRECTORY OF FINANCIAL AIDS for Women $42.50 from Reference Service Press/1100 Industrial Rd., #9/San Carlos, CA 94070.

For up to date data on Jews’ LIBERAL POLITICAL ATTITUDES on such issues as affirmative action and abortion rights, take a look at Steven M. Cohen’s new study, The Dimensions of American Jewish Liberalism, $5, part of the Jewish Political Studies series of pamphlets published by The American Jewish Committee/ 165 E. 56th St./New York, NY 10022-2746.

Also recently issued by the American Jewish Committee are two studies of interest: ALTERNATIVE FAMILIES in the Jewish Community: Singles, Single Parents, Childless Couples, and Mixed-Marrieds, $4, and SINGLE AND JEWISH: Communal Perspectives, $2, from The American Jewish Committee/165 E. 56th St./New York, NY 10022-2746.

CAMERA Media Review is a quarterly publication of the Committee for ACCURACY IN MIDDLE EAST REPORTING in America, an organization that also sponsors conferences and educational meetings to correct what the founders see as anti-Israel bias in the media. Membership in various categories includes a subscription. CAMERA/PO Box 17322/Washington, DC 20041.

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of Hadassah, JEWISH MARITAL STATUS, an anthology of personal and scholarly essays, has been compiled. Among the authors is LILITH Editor-in-Chief Susan Weidman Schneider. $23.95 at bookstores or from the publisher. Jason Aron-son/230 Livington St./Northvale, NJ 07647.

LOOK AND LISTEN Trees Cry for Rain: A SEPHARDIC JOURNEY, a 30-minute video, portrays the life of Rachel Amado Bortnick, among the last generation of native speakers of Ladino, and recalls Jewish life and customs in Turkey. $50 plus $3 shipping from the filmmaker, Bonnie Burt Productions/1081 Warfield Ave./Oakland, CA 94610.

A new catalog from WOMEN MAKE MOVIES lists more than 175 films and videos independently produced by women, including 50 new releases. Free from WMM/225 Lafayette St., #211/New York, NY 10012.

FILMS OF JEWISH INTEREST newly released for home video, such as Michal Goldman’s “A Jumpin’ Night in the Garden of Eden” (80 minutes, $59.95), which portrays the revival of Klezmer music, are available from Palisades Institute for Research Services, Inc.1153 Waverly PI./New York, NY 10014.


“A Passion for Life; STORIES AND FOLK ARTS OF PALESTINIAN AND JEWISH WOMEN is an exhibit being created by Cindy Cohen and Feryal Abbasi Ghnaim, who are seeking women with ties to these traditional folk communities: artists, dancers, musicians and storytellers. Also volunteers for transcribing tapes and doing administrative work, as well as tax-deductible financial contributions to the project. The Oral History Center 157 lnman St./Cambridge, MA 02139.

An 18×24-inch color print portrait of GOLDA MEIR by artist Richard Stone is $25 from Galleria Dianil Fine Art Prints Inc.IPO Box 6834/Leawood, KS 66206.

A photograph depicting the use of Yiddish in organizing women voters is one in a portfolio of postcards of WOMEN IN SOCIAL PROTEST: The U.S. Since 1915. Available from Helaine Victoria Press Inc.1411 E. 4th St./Bloom-ington, IN 47401.

JEWISH LESBIAN DAUGHTERS OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS meets semi-annually for an intensive weekend of discussion, networking and support. To be put on the mailing list, send a contribution of $1 to $20 (according to ability) to JLDHSIPO Box 6194/Boston, MA 02114.

March is National Women’s History Month, and the WOMEN’S HISTORY RESOURCE CATALOG is filled with books, films and posters covering the gamut of women’s experience in the U.S., including the life stories of outstanding women. Also available, for a minimum donation of $ 15, is a hand-addressed MOTHER’S DAY CARD with a women’s history motif. Send to: National Women’s History Project/7738 Bell Rd.l Windsor, CA 95492.

Soft toys, puzzles, pop-up books, tapes and games to enhance the JEWISH CHILD’S TOY AND LIBRARY COLLECTION are now available. Send for free catalog to: Hands of Beth-Ann!104 W. Hortter St./Philadelphia, PA 19119.


Winning entries in an ART CONTEST on the theme “Woman to Woman. .. Making a Difference” will appear in the eleventh annual Na’amat USA calendar for the year 5751-5752, 1990-91. The entrance fee of $20 will be applied to membership in Na’amat, The Women’s Zionist Labor Organization of America; members of Naamat and persons under age 18 enter free. Deadline May 1. Send to Philadelphia Council Na’amat, USA/1211 Chestnut St., #510/Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Holocaust survivors, liberators and rescuers willing to provide INTERVIEW TESTIMONY contact: Linda Gordon KuzmacklUnited States Holocaust Memorial Museum/2000 L St., NW, #717/ Washington,DC 20036.

Book manuscripts and proposals for edited collections are sought for a new series announced by Garland Publishing to promote the study of the EFFECT OF GENDER ON LITERARY TYPES. Submissions should be sent to the series editor: Dr. Carol Snyder/ Box 508, University of Houston — Clear Lake/2700 Bay Area Blvd./ Houston, TX 77058.

For an anthology of WOMEN’S HUMOR for Crossing Press, please send prose, poetry, essays, art, cartoons, photography, letters, and sketches to Rosalind Warren/PO Box 259/Bala Cyn-wyd, PA 19004.

Writings and drawings are being sought for an anthology about experiencing, remembering and healing from CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE OR INCEST. Send by April 1 to Spirit of Survival/do BCMHE, 735 Commonwealth Ave./Boston, MA 02215.


Members of “Lavi” KIEV’S UNOFFICIAL HEBREW TEACHING CLUB would appreciate receiving current Hebrew teaching materials, as well as recent postcards and books on life in Israel. Send materials with women’s content! A list of teachers, along with instructions on sending books by mail, is available from Student Struggle for Soviet lewry/210 West 91st St./New York, NY 10024.

Janet Marchese of White Plains is looking for Jewish parents to adopt JEWISH BABIES WITH DOWN’S SYNDROME. For information call her at 914-428-1236.