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Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Activism of Jewish Women
Feb 04 2021 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Atlanta Jewish History Talks: The Activism of Jewish Women

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Atlanta Jewish History Talks (Winter 2021) 
THE ACTIVISM OF JEWISH WOMEN
THURSDAY FEB 4th | 10:30 AM -11:30 AM
FREE TO MEMBERS | $10 INDIVIDUAL | $36 FOR ENTIRE SERIES

Join esteemed historians Mark Bauman, Leonard Rogoff, and Diane Vecchio as they discuss the legacy of Jewish women’s activism in Atlanta and the region. Hear these three experts discuss activism of the past and the evolving role of women in Jewish social services.

 

BIOGRAPHY  

Dr. Mark K. Bauman is a retired professor of history at Atlanta Metropolitan College. He is the author of a biography on Rabbi Harry H. Epstein and written about fifty scholarly articles. He edited Quiet Voices: Southern Rabbis and Civil Rights (1997); Dixie Diaspora: An Anthology on Southern Jewish History (2006) and three special issues of the scholarly journal American Jewish History. He serves as founding and current editor of the scholarly journal Southern Jewish History. He holds a doctorate from Emory University and taught at the College of William and Mary as a Mason Fellow (2005) and received Starkoff and Director’s Fellowships to conduct research at the American Jewish Archives. Bauman received the Distinguished Service Award from the Georgia Association of Historians (2002) and the first Samuel Proctor Outstanding Career Scholarship Award in Southern Jewish History from the Southern Jewish Historical Society (2008). Most recently, the University of Alabama Press published a volume of his collected essays on southern Jewish history, A New Vision of Southern Jewish History, in 2019. His 150th anniversary history of The Temple in Atlanta stressing the social activism of the synagogue and its members will appear within the next two years.


Dr. Leonard Rogoff is president and historian of Jewish Heritage North Carolina.  He is past president of the Southern Jewish Historical Society and recipient of its Samuel Proctor Lifetime Achievement Award.  Among his publications are Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina and Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South.


Diane C. Vecchio is Professor Emerita of History, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina. Her scholarly work focuses on Italian and Jewish immigrants in America. Among her publications are Merchants, Midwives, and Laboring Women: Italian Migrants in Urban America, (University of Illinois Press). Her recently published articles include “Max Moses Heller: Patron Saint of Greenville’s Renaissance,” in Doing Business in America. A Jewish History, edited by Hasia R. Diner, (Purdue University Press). She has an article in the most recent issue of Southern Jewish History (Vol. 23, 2020, 43-75), edited by Mark K. Bauman, “New Jewish Women: Shaping the Future of a ‘New South’ in the Palmetto State. Vecchio is currently writing a book on Jewish Businesspeople and Entrepreneurs in Upcountry South Carolina.

 

 

The Atlanta Jewish History Talks (Winter 2021) is sponsored through a generous grant from Marilyn Ginsberg Eckstein.

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