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Jessica Kirzane

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Jessica Kirzane participated in JWA's 2012 Institute for Educators. She teaches modern Jewish history and literature at the Rebecca and Israel Ivry Prozdor Hebrew High School at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has a BA in English Language and Literature and Jewish Studies from the University of Virginia and is a PhD candidate in Yiddish Studies at Columbia University. Jessica lives in NYC with her husband Daniel, a rabbinical student at HUC-JIR, and their cat, Freyda. Her hobbies include baking challah, playing board games, jogging, and taking long walks around Manhattan.

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Guess What's Being Taught in my Sunday School Class?

A few weeks ago, on the Sunday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I posed a question to the students in my class on "Jews and the Civil Rights Movement": "If you could plan a Jewish commemoration for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, what would it be? Who would be the audience? What would you do? Why should Jews, as Jews and in Jewish communities, commemorate this holiday?"

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