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Jewish Studies Program

2007 Solomon-Tenenbaum Lectureship

Solomon-Tenenbaum Lecture 2007


Paula Hyman


Lucy Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History 
and Professor of Religious Studies
Yale University


OCTOBER 18, 2007

"Antisemitism, Gender, and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe"

8:00 P.M.

Drayton Hall Auditorium



"Secularism, Immigration, and Europe's Religious Crisis"

Charles Bierbauer, Moderator

Paula Hyman will be joined by
Prof. Jocelyne Cesari, Harvard University, 
an expert on Islam in Europe
and by Philip Jenkins, guest speaker for the
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Annual Lectureship

1:30 - 2:45 P.M.

Law School Auditorium


Professor Paula Hyman is the Lucy Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History at Yale University and president of the American Academy of Jewish Research. She also served as the first female dean of the Seminary College of Jewish Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Her research interests include topics in modern European and American Jewish history, with a special emphasis on the history of women and gender. In addition to several books on French Jewry, she has written widely on Jewish women's history. Among her books are The Jewish Woman in AmericaGender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History; and the two-volume encyclopedia Jewish Women in America, which she co-edited with Deborah Dash Moore. She also edited and introduced Puah Rakovsky's My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman: Memoirs of a Zionist Feminist in Poland.

She received a PhD from Columbia University in 1975.

Paula E. Hyman was a founding member of Ezrat Nashim, a group of Conservative Jewish women who in 1972 lobbied for change in the role of women in Conservative Judaism, leading to changes including inclusion of women in a minyan, equal participation in prayer leadership, and ordination as Rabbis.