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Sunday, February 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
A Forgotten Heroine: The Remarkable Letter and Life of Rachel Mordecai

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Meet Rachel Mordecai, a young Jewish teacher from North Carolina who in 1815 took a stand against anti-Semitism through a daring letter of complaint to a famous novelist –- a letter which produced results. Hailed as a heroine by a generation of young Jews, she later stunned many by converting to Christianity. We will explore the life and times of this complex and strong-willed Jewish woman, touching on minority representation in media, assimilation and what it really means to be a Jewish heroine.

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Joella Claman

Joella Clamen is a Philadelphia tour guide who loves Jewish learning. Currently she leads walking tours for the American Jewish Committee which focus on Jewish history in early Philadelphia. She also works as a Program Facilitator at the Museum of the American Revolution and give... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Room 4 (5th Floor)