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Awards & Recognition

The Jewish Women’s Archive has been honored to receive awards and recognition from many sources, including:

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2014 American Jewish Historical Society Lee Max Friedman Award Medal
Gail Twersky Reimer, Ph.D., Founding Director, and the Jewish Women's Archive received this award in June 2014. Established in memory of a past Society president, the medal is awarded by the American Jewish Historical Society to an individual, group or association deemed to have rendered distinguished service in the field of American Jewish history.
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American Jewish Distinguished Service Award from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR)
Gail Twersky Reimer, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Jewish Women's Archive, received the American Jewish Distinguished Service Award from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) at Graduation in New York on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York. Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President, stated, "It is a privilege to honor Dr. Gail Twersky Reimer for her pioneering achievements in preserving and disseminating the history and accomplishments of Jewish women. The Jewish Women's Archive is an indispensable and rich repository of educational materials for scholars and learners of all ages."
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2013-14 Slingshot Supplement on Women & Girls
This Slingshot Fund book highlighted JWA among "18 of the most inventive and pioneering Jewish organizations and projects impacting the lives of women and girls," stating, "The Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) stands alone in pushing forward an agenda of inclusion of women in Jewish history." Now in its 18th year, "JWA has changed the conversation in the North American Jewish community to be more inclusive of all its members, working to ensure that no child ever receives an education that leaves out half of the story."
Simon Rockower Award
2012 Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism
A 2011 blog post by JWA's Online Communications Specialist Leah Berkenwald entitled "Harry Potter: Four Progressive Lessons for the Jewish Community" was the winner of a Simon Rockower Award for Best Single Commentary. Sponsored by the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA), the Rockower Awards are a coveted honor for excellence in Jewish journalism.
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JTA's 100 Most Influential Jewish Twitterers
Selected in 2009 as #12 in the "25 more influential Jewish Organizations" category by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
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Slingshot—50 most innovative Jewish organizations and projects
Slingshot, A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation, is an annual compilation of the 50 most inspiring and innovative organizations, projects, and programs in the North American Jewish community today. First published in 2005, Slingshot continues to highlight organizations in Jewish life that have particular resonance among younger generations. The Jewish Women's Archive has been featured in the 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009 editions of Slingshot.
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The National Foundation for Jewish Culture's Web Site of the Month
The National Foundation for Jewish Culture is the central cultural agency of the American Jewish Community. Founded in 1960 by the Council of Jewish Federations, the NFJC works with artists, scholars, cultural institutions and community agencies to enrich local Jewish life, enhance educational opportunities and foster a dynamic Jewish identity in a multicultural society.
"Best of Brookline" Award
Best of Brookline 2009
The Jewish Women's Archive has been selected for the 2009 Best of Brookline Award in the Educational Services category by the US Commerce Association.
Family Tree Magazine 'Site of the Day'
Site of the Day
Chosen by Family Tree Magazine, an online and print magazine about discovering, preserving and celebrating your family's history.
Jewish Family & Life!'s Jewish Web Week project
Site of the Day
Selected as part of Jewish Family & Life!'s Jewish Web Week project.
Britannica Internet Guide
Britannica Internet Guide Award
Webmaster Award
The Webmaster Award
Chosen as part of a select few to have won the prestigious Webmaster Award. Out of thousands of websites reviewed each month, judges found our web site to be in "TOP 2% of all websites reviewed" in both the categories of "exceptional graphics" and "unique and interesting content."
Suite 101 Recommended Site
Recommended Site Award
Selected as a recommended site in the area of women's history by Suite 101.com. The suite is a community-based best-of-the-web site with more than 250 editors writing on specialized topics and selectively recommending sites.
"Eye On the Web" Selected Site Award
Eye On the Web Selected Site Award
Chosen from among thousands of websites, our site was selected for its "content, usability, graphics and overall design" and is featured on the Eye on the Web's Top Sites list in the category of Women's Resources.
Jewish Webring Exchange 'Silver Cup' Award
The Silver Cup Award
Given "only to the best Jewish sites on the internet," the Jewish Webring Exchange has honored the Jewish Women's Archive site with its silver cup award.
Yahoo! Daily Pick
Yahoo! Daily Pick

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Awards & Recognition." (Viewed on September 23, 2014) <http://jwa.org/aboutjwa/awards>.

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