Pamela Nadell, an acclaimed teacher and popular lecturer, holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History and is Director of the Jewish Studies Program at American University. She is a specialist in American Jewish history and women’s history, teaches a variety of courses in Jewish civilization and is the past president of the Association for Jewish Studies. She consults for museums including the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream. She lectures widely, frequently appears on podcasts, and has written for, among others, the Washington Post, The Conversation, and Hadassah Magazine. Professor Nadell will be speaking about her book –America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today — which was the winner of the 2019 Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year from the Jewish Book Council. The book weaves together the stories of remarkable individuals from colonial matron Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter, poet Emma Lazarus, to labor activist Bessie Hillman and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Attendees will get to see how they and the scores of women — wives, mothers, activists, and workers — maintained their Jewish identities as they wrote themselves into American history.