March 8, 2004 Author Susan Weidman Schneider To Discuss Jewish Women's Issues

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Author Susan Weidman Schneider, editor-in-chief of Lilith, will discuss her experiences at the helm of this award-winning Jewish women’s magazine for more than two decades. The event, which is sponsored by the Hebraic Section of the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division, will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, in Room 119 of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The program is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Founded in 1976, Lilith broke new ground in its coverage of Jewish women’s issues. In her lecture, Schneider will discuss 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.

Schneider has appeared on “Oprah,” “Good Morning America” and other major television programs. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek and Glamour.

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, along with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as one of a select group of “Jewish Women Who Have Made a Difference.”


PR 04-046
ISSN 0731-3527