The Jewish Mother Between East and West Marking International Women's Day: 11th Annual Conference on Women in Israeli Society



The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies: Women’s and Jewish Studies M.A. Program
and the Yad Ben-Zvi Institute for Research on  Eretz Israel

A Yiddishe “Mamakhty”:

The Jewish Mother between East and West

The 11th Annual Conference on the Status of Women in Israeli Society in Honor of International Women’s Day

In loving memory of Moshe Shalvi, z”l

Thursday, March 16, 2017  |     3:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Yad Ben-Zvi, 14 Ibn Gabirol St., Jerusalem

Entrance is Free

 

For a Complete Program in Hebrew Click Here

Program

3:30 p.m. Opening

3:45- 4:00 p.m. Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Yaakov Yaniv, Director, Yad Ben Zvi

Prof. Doron Bar, President, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

4:00-5:40 p.m. First Session: The Heavens Sing to You, Mother

Chair: Prof. Renée Levine Melammed, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

A Yiddishe Mama: The Jewish Mother in Ashkenazic Society in the Early  Modern Period

Dr. Yemima Hovav, Ariel University and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

 

An Ethnic Perspective on Motherhood in the Old Yishuv

Prof. Margalit Shilo, Bar-Ilan University

 

The Moroccan Mother – between Tradition and Modernity: Conflict or Continuation?

Dr. Elisheva Chetrit, The Open University and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

 

 Birthrate and Ethnicity: A New Gendered Perspective about the Yishuv Period and the 1950s

Dr. Lilach Rosenberg-Friedman

 

5:40-6:00 p.m. Break

6:00-7:20 p.m. Second Session: The Mother in the Yishuv and in the State of Israel

Chair: Dr. Bat-Sheva Margalit Stern, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

Between Sacrifice and Protest: Bereaved Mothers Find Meaning (Rivka Guber and Manuela Dviri)

Dr. Dorit Yosef, Independent Scholar

 

Representations of the Mother and Motherhood in Israeli Art: Class, Gender and Ethnicity

Dr. Yael Gilat, Oranim Academic College

 

Motherhood in Israel Today: Between Patriarchal and Feminist Motherhood

Prof. Silvie Fogisel-Bijaoui, College of Management

 

7:20 p.m. Responses and Summary

Conference proceedings will be conducted in Hebrew.

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