Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman

Sylvia Barack FishmanRegion: Massachusetts
Honorarium: One time lecture: $1500, Weekend Scholar in Residence: $3500

Biography:
Sylvia Barack Fishman is professor of Contemporary Jewish Life in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department at Brandeis University, and also co-director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. Prof. Fishman is the author of numerous articles on Jewish education, the American Jewish family, changing roles of Jewish women, and American Jewish literature, film and popular culture, as well as four books: Double Or Nothing: Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage, Follow My Footprints: Changing Images of Women in American Jewish Fiction; A Breath of Life: Feminism in the American Jewish Community; and Jewish Life and American Culture. Prof. Fishman has recently completed studies of teen Jewish education and of Jews by Choice. She received her Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.

Topics: 

  •     Juggling acts: Negotiating the Jewish and secular pieces of our lives
  •     Inside every Jew there is a mob of Jews. Jewish writers capture the varieties of the contemporary Jewish experience
  •     Portrait of a century: Jews in film
  •     Changing lives: gender roles and their impact on American Jewish life
  •     American Jewish families face the future
  •     Cool Jews: The Jewish teen experience and why it matters

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