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About the Jewish Women's Archive

The Jewish Women's Archive documents Jewish women's stories, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of change.

A national non-profit organization founded in 1995, the Jewish Women's Archive is devoted to making known the stories, struggles, and achievements of Jewish women in North America in order to enrich the way we understand the past and to ensure a more inclusive future. JWA has amassed the most extensive collection of material anywhere on American Jewish women, and it can be accessed for free by anyone with an Internet connection. Our website is a destination for people seeking knowledge, a sense of connection and community, and a way to affirm and enhance the legacy of American Jewish women.

JWA.org offers an online Encyclopedia of Jewish women, lesson plans and other educational materials that can be downloaded for free, online exhibits on topics as diverse as "Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution" and "Katrina's Jewish Voices," several book and film guides, a growing collection of reminiscences of recently deceased Jewish women, a lively blog, and numerous other resources for anyone interested in the experiences of American Jewish women, both celebrated and unheralded. The site encourages users to create their own content with comments, queries, corrections, or suggestions.

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How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "About the Jewish Women's Archive." (Viewed on April 16, 2014) <http://jwa.org/aboutjwa>.