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The first volume to examine the contributions of women who brought the forces of American progressivism and Jewish nationalism to formal and informal Jewish education The conventional history of Jewish education in the United States focuses on the contributions of Samson Benderly and his male disciples. This volume tells a different story—the story of the women who either influenced or were influenced by Benderly or his closest friend, Mordecai Kaplan. Through ten portraits, the contributors illuminate the impact of these unheralded women who introduced American Jews to Hebraism and Zionism and laid the foundation for contemporary Jewish experiential education. Taken together, these ten portraits illuminate the important and hitherto unexamined contribution of women to the development of American Jewish education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series Page
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. 1. Redefining Jewish Womanhood through Informal Education: Ethel Feinman and Grace Weiner
  2. pp. 24-45
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  1. 2. Jessie Sampter and the Hadassah School of Zionism
  2. pp. 46-62
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  1. 3. Rebecca Aaronson Brickner: Benderly Boy?
  2. pp. 63-74
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  1. 4. Libbie L. Braverman: A Woman for All Seasons
  2. pp. 75-96
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  1. 5. Mamie Gamoran: Modeling an American Jewish Life
  2. pp. 97-116
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  1. 6. Sadie Rose Weilerstein through the Looking Glass: K'tonton and the American Jewish Zeitgeist
  2. pp. 117-141
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  1. 7. "Three Cheers for Anna!": Anna G. Sherman, Adult Jewish Educator
  2. pp. 142-164
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  1. 8. Temima Gezari: An Art Education Pioneer
  2. pp. 165-187
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  1. 9. Hava N'halela: Tzipora Jochsberger and Her Vision for the Hebrew Arts School
  2. pp. 188-203
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  1. 10. Sylvia C. Ettenberg: A Portrait in Practical Wisdom
  2. pp. 204-230
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-244
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781584659099
Related ISBN
9781584658566
MARC Record
OCLC
646702145
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-18
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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