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CU Professor Zilla Goodman examines the lives of three remarkable Jewish mavericks: Henrietta Szold, Manya Shochat and Rosa Luxemburg.

Political Powerhouses

3 Women Who Did Not Stand Idly By

Rescheduled from October

Join CU Professor Zilla Goodman for a discussion examining the lives of three remarkable Jewish mavericks: Henrietta Szold, Manya Shochat and Rosa Luxemburg. These political powerhouses contributed to the political and social thought in the first half of the 20th century in Israel and Europe.

Henrietta Szold was a founding member of Brit Shalom, a Zionist group that advocated bi-nationalism from its inception in 1925. Also a founding member of Hadassah, Henrietta was refined and contained in her manner but a ground-breaking figure who opened paths for many. Manya Shochat is considered ‘mother’ of the Kibbutz movement and a founding member of Shomer, the first Hebrew defense group in Palestine. A wild and colorful figure, rumors still abound about her life including possible assassination. Rosa Luxemborg was a revolutionary to her very marrow, who fought Lenin as she deemed the Bolsheviks’s recognition of national identity a betrayal of the Socialist cause.

Professor Zilla Goodman is senior instructor and coordinator of the Hebrew Language & Literature Program at CU-Boulder.

Thursday, January 21, 7 pm. This lecture is on the CU campus – NOTE NEW LOCATION:  Hellems Arts & Sciences, Room 252 (just north of the UMC) Click for Campus Map. Space is limited and going fast.  RSVP at www.jewishmovers.org . Co-sponsored by Boulder Hadassah, this program is part of the MoVeRs series.

The fifteen collaborating organizations who worked to make MoVeRs possible are Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, ADL, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder JCCHadassah, Congregation Har HaShem, Hillel – University of Colorado, Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity, Limmud Colorado, Menorah, Nevei Kodesh, Pardes LevavotProgram in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado, Soul Food and Tuv Ha’aretz.

MoVeRs is made possible with support from Rose Community Foundation, SCFD, and the Goldberger Fund for Jewish Culture at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  For more information, visit www.jewishmovers.org or call 303.492.7143.

About Jamie Polliard

Assistant Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder

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