Resources for Jewish Women


Creative dance and movement ideas for interpreting Torah verses are available in TORAH IN MOTION: CREATING DANCE MID-RASH. Available for $22.50 plus $3.75 postage from A.R.E. Publishing Inc.13945 S. Oneida Street/Denver, CO 80237. Contact JoAnne Tucker, Avodah, Inc.1243 Fifth St. #9IJersey City. NJ 07302.

Two companion publication; Chart Your Course: Career Planning for Young Women and Building Partnerships: Career Exploration in the Workplace describe model programs that PREPARE FEMALES FOR THE COMPETITIVE BUSINESS WORLD. $12 plus $2 postage for both from Education Development Center/Women’s Educational Equity Act Publishing Center/55 Chapel St./Newton, MA 02160.

The American Jewish Committee has reissued the 1984 booklet JEWISH VIEWS ON ABORTION by Rabbi David M. Feldman. $1.50 from AJC/165 E. 56th St./New York, NY 10022.

The historical role that volunteers have played in pioneering social change in America is included in FACTS ABOUT VOLUNTEERS from The National Council of Jewish Women/Order Department/53 W. 23rd St./New York, NY 10010.

A JEWISH WOMEN’S CALL FOR PEACE is a handbook of resources to promote discussion on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Published by Firebrand Press, the 72-page booklet is available for $4.95 from the Jewish Women’s Committee to End the Occupation, which benefits from the proceeds. JW CEO 1163 Joralemon St. Suite 11781 Brooklyn, NY 11201.

ORGANIZING TEACH-INS FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE urges serious consideration of a two-state solution. This booklet has an extensive bibliography and a list of Middle East peace organizations. $2.50 from the International Jewish Peace Union/Box 208541 Tompkins Square Station, New York, NY 10009.

A sourcebook of guidelines for Jewish Community Centers and Y’s on the subject of AIDS sets the problem in a Jewish context and includes a comprehensive list of resources. Jewish Welfare Board/Saul Levenshus, Health, Physical Education and Recreation Consultant/15 E. 26th St./New York, NY 10010.

Find out about how you can SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC SECURITY OF MID-LIFE AND OLDER WOMEN by sending for the Women’s Initiative Publications ListlD12988i’American Association of Retired Persons/ Fulfillment/1909 K St. NW/Washington, DC 20049.

A biannual newsletter reports on trends and issues in American FAMILY LIFE and explores their implications for the Jewish community. The William Petschek National Jewish Family Center of the American Jewish Committee/Institute of Human Relations/165 E. 56th St./New York, NY 10022. Also available from the AJC is SKINHEADS: WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY COME TO TOWN. Send SASE.

A chronicle of the white supremacist movement over the last ten years – HATE VIOLENCE AND WHITE SUPREMACY – identifies 230 organized hate groups. From the Southern Poverty Law Center/Klanwatch Project/400 Washington Ave ./Montgomery, AL 36195.

Sample issues of CHAIN OF LIFE: A FEMINIST ADOPTION REFORM NEWSLETTER are available for $2 payable to Janine Baer/Chain of Life/PO Box 80811 Berkeley, CA 94707.


A video documentary series and study guide for high school students, WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST, consists of seven 20-minute segments narrated primarily by survivors. $100 from Braun Center for Holocaust Studies/Anti-Defamation League/823 United Nations Plaza/New York, NY 10017.

A new film by Lori Hiris, “With A Vengeance: The Fight for Reproductive Freedom,” describes the history of women’s struggles for ABORTION RIGHTS since the 1960’s. Women Make Movies, lnc.1225 Lafayette St. Suite 2111 New York, NY 10012.

VISIONS OF RUSSIA: A GRANDDAUGHTER RETURNS is a video by Sharon Cohen that paints an up-to-date and realistic portrait of daily life in the Soviet Union in general and Soviet Jewish life in particular. $34.95 from Ergo Media/PO Box 2037/Teaneck, NJ 07666.

A cassette of Hebrew, English and Yiddish SONGS FOR CHILDREN features activity songs on one side and lullabies on the other side. Send $10 plus $2 shipping to Judy Caplan Ginsburgh/POB 126921 Alexandria, LA 71315.

An annotated CATALOGUE OF 600 VIDEOS on more than 900 subjects relevant to Jewish education is available for $15 from The Media Center/Board of Jewish Education/426 W. 58th St./New York, NY 10019.

A 45-minute videotape SANCTITY OF JEWISH MARRIAGE is an introduction to the use of mikvah (ritual bath), with observations by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz and conversations with four couples. Available in French and Russian versions as well, the video is $50 from Mikveh Israel/7015 Kildarel Cote St. Luc/Quebec, H4W 1C1I Canada.


Entries for the fourth annual Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for POEMS ON THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE will be accepted through Aug. 31. Poets should write first for entry form and guidelines with SASE, by July 31, to: Poetry Award Coordinator/Judah L. Magnes Museum/Berkeley, CA 94705.

Applications for the second annual competition for the Corinne Guntzel Memorial Grant to support projects and research in WOMEN’S HISTORY should be postmarked by Oct. 1. Awards will range from $250 to $500. Harlene Gilbert/do The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Foundation/ PO Box 603/Seneca Falls. NY 13148.

If you have ARTIFACTS, PHOTOGRAPHS OR FILM FOOTAGE related to the diversity of Jewish life in Europe and North Africa, the Holocaust and war crimes trials, and Jewish immigration and settlement in the United States from 1654 to the present for possible use in exhibits, contact Esther Brumberg/A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage/342 Madison Ave. Suite 717/New York, NY 10173.

Objects of American Jewish history, celebration, everyday life and art, particularly those reflecting the early American period, the Sephardi experience, the recent immigrations from Iran, the Soviet Union, South Africa and the Middle East are sought for PROJECT AMERICANA Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum/3077 University Ave./Los Angeles, CA 90007/Contact: Lynne Gilberg.

For a study of experiences growing up Jewish in predominantly non-Jewish communities, individuals who have or are presently living in SMALL TOWNS with a total population of less than 25,000 are requested to contact Howard V. Epstein/Department of Social Work/Georgia State University/PO Box 40181 Atlanta, GA 30302.

For a book of JEWISH INSPIRATIONAL STORIES, please send accounts of actual events that provide renewed faith in divine guidance or in the human capacity to do good deeds to Lawrence J. Epstein/Humanities Division/ Suffolk Community College/533 College Rd./Selden, NY 11784.

Individuals whose families lived on FARMS IN THE MIDWEST OR GREAT PLAINS REGION are sought for a book on this period in Jewish American history. Dr. J. Stanford Rikoon/Department of Rural Sociology/Sociology Building Room 1081 University of Missouri/Columbia, MO 65211.


A year of work, study and living experience aimed at exploring Jewish roots will be offered to 10 to 15 students, beginning in September at the new JEWISH RENEWAL LIFE CENTER, a project of P’nai Or. Contact Rabbi Julie Greenberg/Jewish Renewal Life Center/6445 greene St. B-2021 Philadlephia, PA 19119.

“Keva” is a unique outreach project that enables individuals living in areas remote from Jewish educational facilities to STUDY JUDAISM BY CORRESPONDENCE. Information may be obtained from Rabbi Bogot/Department for Religous Educationl Union of American Hebrew Congregations/838 Fifth Ave./New York, NY 10021.

The first TEXAS JEWISH FEMINIST CONFERENCE will be held Oct. 19-21 in Houston, TX, sponsored by the Women’s Issues Committee of the Houston Chapter of the American Jewish Committee. Speakers include Lynn Gottlieb, Irena Klepfisz and Susannah Heschel. Contact The American Jewish Commitee/2600 Southwest Freeway Suite 7141 Houston, TX 77098.

The summer institute of the NATIONAL HAVURAH COMMITTEE will be held at Harcum Jr. College, Bryn Mawr, PA, Aug. 6-12. Contact Michael Chefitzl NHCI9315 SW 61 Ct./Miami, FL 33156.

The International Women’s Writing Guild’s 13th Annual Summer Conference, celebrating THE NEW DECADE: WRITING AND HIGHER VALUES will be held July 27-Aug. 5 at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. IWWG/PO Box 810 Grade Station/New York, NY 10028.

The National Women’s Studies Association Mid-Atlantic Region conference CROSSING BORDERS/TEARING DOWN WALLS will be held October 19-21. Contact Myrna Goldenberg/Montgomery College/Department of English/Rockville, MD 20850.

The 15th annual CONFERENCE ON ALTERNATIVES IN JEWISH EDUCATION will be held Aug. 10-16 in Columbus, OH. This gathering of individuals involved in the transmission of Jewish heritage, also offers a teen program and child care. Contact The Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education/261 W. 35th St. Floor 12Al New York, NY 10001.

During July and August, The Workmen’s Circle is offering five-day programs, and one weekend of THE JEWISH CULTURAL EXPERIENCE at Circle Lodge in Dutchess County, New York. Contact The Culture and Education Department/The Workmen’s Circle/45 E. 33rd St./New York, NY 10016.


The AIDS NATIONAL INTERFAITH NETWORK is a coalition of religious organizations and individuals geared to providing strong national leadership in reaching out to those with AIDS. For further information, to join or send a contribution, write to: ANINI474 Riverside Dr. 10th floor/New York, NY 10115.

Approximately 80 Israeli rabbis from the four major streams in Judaism have formed a RABBINIC HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH. They help raise consciousness concerning violations of human rights, offer rabbinic counseling for soldiers and their parents, and serve as lecturers for the army and high schools on Jewish values. Contributions may be sent to Rabbinic Human Rights Watch/POB 32225/Jerusalem Israel.

If you would like to BECOME A PEN PAL with a Jewish man or woman in prison, please send your name and address to Betty Hilton, International Coalition for Jewish Prisoner
Services/1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW/Washington, DC 20036.

Discarded HEARING AIDS – to be checked and repaired by volunteers and forwarded to Israeli hospitals for distribution to needy individuals — can be sent to Jews for Jews/Rabbi Rubin R. Dobin/Israeli Hearing Aid Project/17720 N. Bay Rd. Suite 8DI Miami Beach, FL 33160.

To help save the lives of individuals such as Alison Atlas, age 20. a New York University student who is SUFFERING FROM LEUKEMIA, tax-deductible contributions — to defray the costs for blood tests to find compatible donors for bone marrow transplants — may be sent to Life-Savers Foundation/PO Box 12381 Great Neck, NY 11024.


WIN.PAC is the only WOMEN’S PRO-ISRAEL national political action committee making contributions to U.S. senators and representatives of both political parties based on the single issue of commitment to the survival and security of the U.S. and the State of Israel. For information, contact WIN.PAC/2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 275/Washington, DC 20006.

Write to your U.S. senators and representatives to ensure that a Voice of America project in Israel will not damage a major migratory bird flyway in one of the Negev Desert’s last remaining WILDERNESS NATURE PRESERVES. Further information from American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israeli 3 30 Seventh Ave. 21st floor/New York, NY 10001