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Monday, March 25
12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT

Eric Lidji: Louise Silk and Jewish Feminism in Pittsburgh

Virtual Event

Cost: Free


As the war in Israel continues, we recognize the importance of having a safe space to gather and would like to invite our community to our upcoming events.

Explore Pittsburgh's rich Jewish history in this virtual Federation women’s event with Eric Lidji, Director of Heinz History Center’s Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives.

This fall, the Rauh Jewish Archives will be opening “Louise Silk: A Patchwork Life,” a 50-year retrospective exhibit on local Jewish fiber artist Louise Silk. In this talk, RJA Director Eric Lidji will give a preview of the exhibit, looking specifically at the growth of Jewish feminism in Pittsburgh in the early 1990s.

Eric LidjiEric Lidji
Director of Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives

Eric has written extensively about the Jewish history of Western Pennsylvania for local periodicals. He is the author of The Seventeenth Generation: The Lifework of Rabbi Walter Jacob and a coeditor of the anthologies Her Deeds Sing Her Praises and Bound in the Bond of Life. He has also been overseeing the effort to preserve documentation of the October 27 attack.




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