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“Stories Untold: Jewish Pioneer Women, 1850-1910”: TREX: the Traveling Exhibitions Program of the Museum of New Mexico is circulating this exhibition, which is composed of nine large works telling the stories of Jewish pioneer women as they made their way across the Great Plains and settled in the West. Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum of Temple Beth Israel, Scottsdale; Jan. 1- March 31. (Contact Mimi Roberts 505-476-5084)


“Fifth Annual Livingston Memorial Lecture”: Dianne Ashton, professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Rowan University and past chairman of the department and current coordinator of the American Studies program, will speak on “Rebecca Gratz and the American Dilemma.” Driscoll Ballroom at the Univeristy of Denver; Wed., Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. Free, but reservations required. (Contact Jeanne Abrams at 303-871-3012 or e-mail


“Wandering Jews: Peddlers in the American South”: Hasia Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor in American Jewish History at New York University, will discuss how the prevalence of peddling as an occupation among Jews shaped the communities they created in the American South, and how it impacted their integration into the larger society. Free. Carlos Museum Reception Hall, Emory University, 571 S. Kilgo St., Atlanta; Feb. 10. (Contact Rebecca Rubin at 404-727-0896)


“Trends and Developments in Modern American Synagogue Movements”: Leaders of the Reconstructionist, Reform and Conservative movements share their perspectives on trends and developments within each movement in America. Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies 618 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago; Feb. 22. Admission is free, but reservations are requested. (Contact 312-322-1743.)


“5th Annual Night of Jewish Learning: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America”: A lovely Havdalah followed by your choice of class sessions featuring Gratz College professors, local rabbis and other excellent instructors. A Coffee House with music and dessert complete the evening. Special appearance by General George Washington! Sponsored by the Kehillah of Old York Road. The Kehillah is a project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Gratz College Mandell Campus; Feb. 7; $10 per person in advance/$15 at the door. (Contact Kehillah of Old York Road at 215-635-0557. Registration forms also available at Gratz College)




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