Making Trouble with JWA

Yesterday, the Jewish Women’s Archive held its third annual Making Trouble/Making History Awards Luncheon. As a new member of the JWA staff, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Less than one week on the job, and I was packing my bags for a trip to New York City—ready to blog, tweet, photograph, and schmooze my way through the event. Not exactly the definition of “easing into things,” but I was ready to take the metaphorical bull by its metaphorical horns and dive right in.

Everything seems just a little grander in New York (or, at least, that’s how it seems appears to my very non-New Yorker eyes). The Luncheon was no exception; we gathered at the Museum of Jewish Heritage with its view of the Statue of Liberty, a quintessential New York backdrop straight out of a movie.  As the guests began to arrive, I was struck by their varied ages. These weren’t buttoned up women; nor were they granola-eating, funky women from college campuses. Those in attendance ran the gamut, differing in age, profession, dress, and gender. Despite their differences, they were all invested in celebrating Jewish women in America.


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