Prof. Jeremy Popkin—Zelda Popkin: A Jewish Woman Ahead of Her Time
March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Program Fee: $12.00
In celebration of Women’s History Month
Before there was feminism, there was Zelda Popkin. Before there was a Jewish women’s movement, there was Zelda Popkin. Before Leon Uris’ Exodus, there was her 1951 novel Quiet Street about Israel’s struggle for independence. From the Roaring ‘20s to the romanticization of the immigrant experience in the 1960s, Zelda Popkin lived through it all and wrote about all the issues that affected American Jews.
Jeremy Popkin, Zelda Popkin’s grandson, is the William T. Bryan Chair of history and Jewish studies at the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the Berkeley Radical Jewish Union in the 1970s.
Sunday, March 10 @ 11am–12:30pm, on Zoom