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June 2012

Jewish daughters share stories about their fathers

father and daughter At JWA, we often talk about Jewish mothers. But what about Jewish fathers? With Father's Day coming up this weekend, we wanted to start a dialogue about the fathers of Jewish daughters and the role they play in shaping their daughters' Jewish identity. We asked Jewish daughters to tell us about their dads. The stories we received illustrate the diversity of Jewish fatherhood. Learn more »

Joan Rivers Makes More Trouble

Joan Rivers, by David ShankbonePlanning to read the new book by comedian and actress Joan Rivers, I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me on the beach this summer? Why not follow up by watching Making Trouble, JWA’s entertaining film about six famously funny Jewish women. It features Rivers along with Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Gilda Radner, and Wendy Wasserstein. To buy a copy of the DVD or arrange a screening, go to »

Celebrate Pride Month with JWA and Keshet

[object Object]June is LGBT Pride Month, and we’ve turned our attention to the intersection of Judaism, feminism and gay rights. This month we spotlight 11 women who have contributed to the LGBT community, as well as highlighting a new initiative of Keshet, the national organization founded by Women Who Dared honoree, Idit Klein. JWA intern Gabrielle Orcha produced a short film on the Boston Pride parade that will surely inspire and delight you. Read more and view a new, short film »

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We Remember
Lucy Kramer Cohen, 1907–2007: Advocate for Native Americans, Public Health Worker
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This Week in History
Annie Londonderry, the first woman to cycle the globe, began her journey on June 25, 1894.
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Top image: "Father and Daughter" by Peter Mulligan via Flickr.

Middle image: "Joan Rivers at Musto's 25th Anniversary, 2010." Photo by David Shankbone.

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