Goldie Stampfer remembered the process of change at Neveh Shalom as a gradual one; first girls had Friday night bat mitzvahs, later, they were called to the Torah. "It was so gradual, it was like ice melting," she recalled.
-- The Jewish Oregon Story, 1950-2010 by Ellen Eisenberg, published by OSU Press.
The role of women in the Jewish community in Oregon is one of the main issues Eisenberg examines in her new book. By drawing on over 500 oral histories as well as other archival documents, the history is very fresh and personal.
The Jewish Oregon Story, 1950-2010 is the companion volume to Eisenberg's earlier book, Embracing a Western Identity: Jewish Oregonians, 1849-1950.
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