Author Susan Weidman
Schneider to discuss
Jewish Women's Issues
Event Date: March 30, 2004
Author Susan Weidman Schneider, editor-in-chief of Lilith,
discussed her experiences of more than two decades at the helm of this
award-winning Jewish women’s magazine. The event, which was
sponsored by the Hebraic Section of the Library’s African and Middle
Eastern Division, was held at on Tuesday, March 30,at the Library
of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Founded in 1976, Lilith broke new ground in its
coverage of Jewish women’s issues. In her lecture, Schneider
discussed the ways in which coverage of these issues has changed
since the journal debuted.
Schneider is the author of Jewish and Female
(Simon and Schuster, 1985), Intermarriage: The Challenge of Living
with Differences between Christians and Jews (Free Press, 1989) and
Head and Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Financial Independence
(Trilogy Books, 1991). A revised edition of Jewish and Female
is soon to be published.
For her work on Lilith, Schneider was awarded a Polakoff
Lifetime Achievement Award in journalism. She has also been honored by
Hadassah with the Golden Wreath Award and the Eleanor Roosevelt Prize
by the American Jewish Congress (AJC). The AJC and the Israel Women’s
Network honored her in the Knesset, together with Supreme Court Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as one of a select group of Jewish Women Who Have
Made a Difference.
African and Middle Eastern