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The Dynamic Etta King Talks Shop: Education, Feminism, JWA As Bridge

Enjoy this interview with the dynamic Etta King, JWA's Education Manager. She entertains and enlightens with her astute takes on feminism's relevance, the role of education and engagement in unconventional ways, and a little professional advice to those young graduates beginning their careers.

Etta also discusses the Natalia Twersky Educator Award, an award given annually to an educator working in a formal or informal Jewish setting who makes the most creative use of JWA resources.

You can apply now! Make sure to tell all your educator-friends about this great opportunity.

A little post script:

* Particularly delightful is the podcast "Etta's Letta" at the bottom ... she composed the missive just for you! *
































JWA Open Door
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JWA's open door. Photo by G.Orcha
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Etta tells all about her job as JWA's Education Program Manager--the joys, the challenges, and in the process imparts stellar professional advice.
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Once upon a time Etta wondered: "Is JWA for me?" The answer: a resounding YES! Find out why... and why JWA is for YOU.
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Etta talks feminism: "There's this idea that feminism has 'happened' already. Or that feminism is something that fit within a box. How JWA thinks about feminism really falls under this broader umbrella of inclusion-- everyone has a story and everyone's story needs to be told in order to create a complete picture of who we are."
Etta with Matriarchs
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Etta King, JWA's Education Program Manager, with (from left to right) her paternal great-grandmother, her maternal grandmother, and her paternal grandmother. Photo by G. Orcha.
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The Natalia Twersky Educator Award: What is it? Why do you need to know about it? How can you rock the application process? Etta reveals insider info...
Executive Director Gail Reimer and Twersky Award Winner Allyson Mattanah
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Gail T. Reimer presents the Natalia Twersky Educator Award to Allyson Mattanah at the JWA Making Trouble/Making History luncheon on March 18, 2012. Photo by Dana Meilijson.
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This is a Letta from Etta to...YOU! --All you potential Twersky Award applicants (and the people who love them).

How to cite this page

Orcha, Gabrielle. "The Dynamic Etta King Talks Shop: Education, Feminism, JWA As Bridge ." 13 September 2012. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on November 29, 2015) <>.


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