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Happy Hanukkah from JWA!

In November, JWA set up a community art project to honor the women who light up our lives at the Brookline First Lights Festival. Footage from that event was used to create this video.

#jwapedia: For whom are you thankful?

Today we're kicking off a third round of #jwapedia, JWA's campaign to tweet the online version of Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia.

Rename JWA's "History Makers" exhibit, win swag!

That's right folks, it's a contest.

#jwapedia: Who inspires you?

The second round of #jwapedia, JWA's campaign to tweet its Encyclopedia of Jewish women's history, is underway!

Fall Donor Spotlight

This fall, JWA is recognizing the contributions of three very different donors.

"Jewesses with Attitude" gets a makeover

The team at JWA is excited to share the results of our quick and dirty Jewesses with Attitude makeover! We love the updated look and the new and improved functionality of the blog.

JWA Summer Reading Staff Picks

August is here, and with it the last few weeks of rest and relaxation before the holidays, school, and general hustle and bustle of fall.

JWA's Institute for Educators: Making it all about the learning

Last week I was able to spend a week learning from the wonderful people at the Jewish Women's Archive as they were teaching us how to use their online archive in our schools, especially the Living the Legacy curriculum. The curriculum teaches about the role of Jewish women and men in the civil rights movement, an event that changed the world we live in.

Update from JWA's Institute for Educators

On Sunday afternoon, 23 women and one [brave] man arrived in suburban Boston to spend four days at JWA’s 2011 summer Institute for Educators.

Bat Mitzvah: A Balancing Act

A few months back, I dragged my 12-year-old, Harry-Potter-enthusiast sister to go with me to see the new Disney princess movie Tangled (which retells the Rapunzel story). In one part of the film, Rapunzel has just escaped from the tower against her mother's wishes and is encountering the World, and her independence, for the first time. (Watch the clip here.) While her companion patiently waits for her to come to terms with her new-found freedom, Rapunzel goes from one extreme to the other, from excitement to shame and worry.

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