Women of the Book

Women of the Book, founded by Social Practice artist, Shoshana Gugenheim, 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 the world over.  


“If we have an opportunity to add a layer of female interpretation of Jewish text…
that’s a wonderful thing.” 
Rami Ozeri, Founding Director, The Jerusalem Biennale

“This ambitious achievement is a total game changer, bringing women’s strength (oz) and beauty (hadar) into the canon of Torah learning.”
Judith Margolis, Artist / Essayist

"Moving, amazing, challenging" 
Sally Klein-Katz, Lecturer Hebrew Union College

“Just Spectacular!!” 
Laurie Heller, 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).

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