Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington | Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum

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Making a Difference:
A Washingtonian's Story of Journalism, Feminism, and Social Change

Sunday, October 26, 2014, Noon
Ritz-Carlton West End

It was the late 1960s, and sexual discrimination and stereotyping permeated Newsweek's office. Lynne Povich was one of the ringleaders of a group of 46 women who filed a gender-based employment discrimination complaint against Newsweek. Lynn later become the magazine's first female senior editor.

At the luncheon, Lynne will talk about her journalism career and Washington roots as the daughter of famed Washington Post columnist Shirley Povich.

Open to members and donors at the $1,000 level and above with limited seating at the $500 level.

RSVP by October 13. To register or upgrade your membership, contact Samantha Bass at or (202) 789-0900

Featured Speaker: Ruth Marcus

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Ruth Marcus headshotRuth Marcus is an op-ed columnist and member of the editorial board of The Washington Post. She has written about every major Washington story of the
last two decades, from contested Supreme Court nominations to presidential elections. Her columns also focus on everyday life including preparations
for her daughter’s bat mitzvah. Ruth was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2007.

At the meeting, she will share her experiences and observations of modern life from her vantage, including life here in Washington.

A kosher reception and silent auction follow.

Location: Congregation Beth El, 8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD
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Fee: $10 minimum suggestion donation.

Fiddler on the Roof graphicFiddler on the Roof at Arena Stage

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof with special discounted tickets for Society members and guests.

After performance: Scholar Miriam Isaacs will speak on the literary antecedents to the show based on Sholom Aleichem's "Tevye" short stories. Dr. Isaacs taught Yiddish at the University of Maryland for more than 15 years.

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$68 premium seats. Limited seats available. Non-refundable.
Purchase by November 10 online or call (202) 789-0900.

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