Currently Browsing: International SWAN Day!
Today’s SWAN-of-the-Day is filmmaker Pearl Gluck, one of the first Jewish women to give outsiders a peek inside Ashkenazi Orthodoxy. Although we have many opportunities now – especially in streaming series like Shtisel and Unorthodox – Pearl was a courageous trail blazer.
The following is adapted from the review I wrote of her film Divan for the September 2005 issue of the World Jewish Digest:
Pearl Gluck comes from a large Hasidic family based in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.… read more.
I joined the Chicago Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in 1983. That was one year after I married Richard (on 6/27/82), and part of the emotional process of relinquishing my hopes for an academic career. I didn’t know where the future would lead, I only knew that although I would probably never be a university professor, my commitment to education in general–and my commitment to education for women in particular–would never waiver.… read more.
Today is the 8th annual International SWAN Day! Perhaps you have already planned something to do this weekend to Support Women Artists Now. If not there is still time!
There are several new films written &/or directed by women filmmakers at art houses and multiplexes. Perhaps there are exhibits at local museums and art galleries.… read more.