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Crafting Objects, Crafting Community: Gender and Material Culture in American Religion

January 21, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Online Event
Co-Sponsors: Barnard College Religion Department, Columbia University Religion Department, Columbia Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, and the Columbia Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies
Event Description

Jodi Eichler-Levine and Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada will be in conversation about their new books examining the role of material culture in shaping gender, memory, community, and identity in American Judaism and Catholicism. Join us in celebrating these new books: Lifeblood of the Parish: Men and Catholic Devotion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (NYU Press, 2020) by Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada and Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis: How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community (UNC Press, 2020) by Jodi Eichler-Levine. This event is organized by the Barnard Religion Department and the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

This event will be held on Zoom Webinar.



Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. Please email any additional access needs to ekausch@barnard.edu. This event is free and open to all.

Buy the books

Word Up! Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, a volunteer-run community bookshop in Washington Heights, is partnering with BCRW to sell books related to our Spring 2021 events online. Visit their BCRW shop to purchase these books and support your local bookseller.


January 21
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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