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Yiddish Book Center, Talk

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

TALK | “Working toward a Healthy Generation”: An Archival Show-and-Tell on Jewish Women’s Health in Eastern Europe, with Stefanie Halpern | Thursday, June 16, @ 7 p.m. EDT
From folk remedies to patient medical records to lectures, speeches, and pamphlets about contemporaneous medical practices, there are rich archival materials at YIVO that shed light on Jewish women’s health at the turn of the 20th century. This talk by director of the YIVO Archives, Dr. Stefanie Halpern, will share documents and ephemera from the newly digitized Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections project that highlight Jewish women’s health and medicine in Eastern Europe.

Stephanie Halpern and vintage stamp.
Presented as part of the Yiddish Book Center’s 2022 Decade of Discovery: Women in Yiddish.

This live event will be presented via Zoom. Space is limited. If you’d like to reserve a virtual seat in the Zoom audience—which will allow you to submit questions—registration is required.


Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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(413) 256.4900
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