Jewish Orthodox feminist author to deliver lecture at Fairfield University

Jewish Orthodox feminist author to deliver lecture at Fairfield University

Image: Blu Greenberg The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University is proud to present Blu Greenberg, author and lecturer on Jewish Orthodoxy and contemporary issues in feminism, on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Greenberg's presentation, which is free and open to the general public, is entitled "Women in Traditional Judaism: Rights, Roles, and Obligations," and will be held in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business.

Greenberg is the author of many publications dealing with Judaism, such as "On Women and Judaism: A View From Tradition;" "How To Run A Traditional Jewish Household;" "Black Bread, Poems after the Holocaust;" and "King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba," a children's book. Greenberg has been active in the movement to bridge feminism and Orthodox Judaism since 1973. She chaired the first International Conference on Feminism and Orthodoxy in 1997 and the second in 1998.

Greenberg has also belonged to many organizations and religious groups. She is the founding president of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance and the co-founder of One Voice: Jewish Women for Israel, a coalition of the major Jewish women's organizations in America. She has served on the boards of EDAH, an organization dedicated to giving voice to the ideology and values of modern Orthodoxy; the Covenant Foundation; Project Kesher; U.S. Israel Women to Women; and many more. She received her master's from Yeshiva University Revel Graduate School for Jewish history.

"A self-described 'mild mannered yeshivah girl,' Blu Greenberg continues to write passionately and convincingly about the need for greater rights and roles for women within modern Orthodoxy," said Ellen Umansky, Ph.D., Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor of Judaic Studies at Fairfield University. "Through her words and actions, she has helped change the face of traditional Judaism in America."

There is no charge for admission to the public lecture; however, space is limited, and reservations are requested. For information and to register, please contact Judaic Studies at Fairfield University at (203) 254-4000, ext 2066.

Posted On: 01-05-2005 10:01 AM

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