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Gone to Another Meeting, Gone to Another Meeting, 0817306714, 0-8173-0671-4, 978-0-8173-0671-7, 9780817306717, , Judaic Studies Series, Gone to Another Meeting, 0817389385, 0-8173-8938-5, 978-0-8173-8938-3, 9780817389383, , Judaic Studies Serie

Gone to Another Meeting
The National Council of Jewish Women, 1893-1993
by Faith Rogow

Quality Paper
2005. 320 pp.
Illus.
978-0-8173-0671-7
Price:  $39.95 s
E Book
2015. 320 pp.
Illus.
978-0-8173-8938-3
Price:  $39.95 d

The first comprehensive history of the oldest national religious Jewish women's organization in the United States

Gone to Another Meeting charts the development of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) and its impact on both the Jewish Community in the United States and American Society in general.

Founded in 1893 by Hannah Greenebaum Solomon, NCJW provided a conduit through which Jewish women’s voices could be heard and brought a Jewish voice to America’s women’s rights movement. NCJW would come to represent both the modernization and renewal of traditional Jewish womanhood. Through its emphasis on motherhood, its adoption of domestic feminism, and its efforts to carve a distinct Jewish niche in the late 19th-century Progressive social reform movement in the largely Christian world of women’s clubs, NCJW was instrumental in defining a uniquely American version of Jewish womanhood.
 


"[Gone to Another Meeting] explores the council's uniquely female approach to such issues as immigrant aid, relationships between German and Eastern European Jews, and the power struggle between the Reform movement and more traditional interpretations of Judaisms."--Reference and Research Book News

"Rogow clearly has mastered the history of American women and the history of the Jewish people in America, and she has laid out the story of one of the most significant and certainly enduring Jewish women's organizations."--American Historical Review

"A welcome addition to the literature . . . this history is an important building block in the field."--Journal of American History

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