Women of the Book: Jewish Women Recording, Reflecting, Re-visioning, founded by interdisciplinary artist, Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem, is an international collaboration of 54 Jewish women artists. The select artworks, created on parchment - one for each Torah portion - acknowledge the emergence of Jewish women artists as visionaries and creative interpreters of text.

Women of the Book’s impact is achieved  as a fine art exhibition, a book and a curriculum inspiring the lives of women, Jews and faith communities around the world.         

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Women of the Book is indebted to the following institutions and individuals for their generous financial support: Targum Shlishi, Sally Gottesman, Judy Zachs, Barbara Zeitler, The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, The Eugene and Estelle Ferkauf Foundation, Jerusalem Publishing Atelier and many others.

We are honored to have a Women of the Book limited edition set reside in the Yale University Library Collection.

We need to acknowledge that Judaism has evolved, and continues to evolve, in front of our eyes. Throughout the ages there have always been women who have had a voice in interpreting culture. And art, like this exhibit, is visual text. It’s the kind of artwork that for hundreds of years has accompanied Jewish manuscripts.
— Elana Sztokman, author and activist for Orthodox Jewish feminism
Moving, amazing, challenging.
— Sally Klein-Katz, Jewish Educator, Hebrew Union College
Just spectacular!
— Laurie Heller, International Philanthropic Consultant



The Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Natioanal Gallery (Washington, DC), The British Museum (London), The US Library of Congress, The Jewish Museum (New York), The Spertus Museum (Chicago), The Israel Museum (Jerusalem), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The New York Public Library Rare Editions Collection, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC).

Participating Artists share about their experience collaborating in Women of the Book

Former Director of Israel Museum, James Snyder, introduces Women of the Book at the Jerusalem Biennale 2015.