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


Ellyn Polsky and George Kelley

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


Lillian Rappaport at the JWA 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


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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.

Joan Krizack wins Champion of Freedom Award for the Documenting Diversity Project


Freedom House - Teenage Boys Conference
Freedom House - B'nei Akiva youth group
Freedom House - Humbolt Theater on Humbolt Avenue

In 1998, Northeastern University announced that it had received a two-year federal grant to “identify, locate, secure, and make accessible the most important and at-risk historical records of Bost

Gail T. Reimer receives Benjamin J. Shevach Memorial Award for leadership in Jewish education


Gail T. Reimer and Judith Kates at Hebrew College Commencement

On Sunday, June 5, 2011 JWA's Executive Director Gail T. Reimer was honored at the Hebrew College Commencement with the Benjamin J. Shevach Memorial Award. The award was presented by Dr. Judith Kates, Hebrew College Professor of Jewish Women’s Studies. She said:

The final day of #jwapedia



Today is the final day of May, which also makes it the final day of Jewish American Heritage Month and the final day of our #jwapedia campaign

Highlights from #jwapedia



Today begins our last week of #jwapedia, our Twitter experiment to "tweet the Encyclopedia." So

Summer internship opportunities at JWA


Do you know someone looking for an engaging internship experience this summer? The Jewish Women's Archive has openings for several unpaid interns, 10–20 hours per week, beginning June 13, 2011 for both undergraduates and graduates. Academic year positions may also be available. 

Gail T. Reimer receives the Auburn Seminary's "Lives of Commitment" Award


Gail T. Reimer recieves "Lives of Commitment" Award

On Friday, May 6th, Auburn Seminary in New York held its annual “Lives of Commitment” breakfast.

The Wandering is Over Haggadah: Including women's voices



This Passover, the Jewish Women's Archive and JewishBoston.com have teamed up to bring you a downloadable, open source, http://www.jewishbost


Rising Voices


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