Enjoy some Vlog noshing from JWA's Institute for Educators
As JWA's Institute for Educators comes to a close, we wanted to share a few moments ... and messages.
Here's Debra Schultz, author of Going South: Jewish Women and the Civil Rights Movement, in a spontaneous, hallway moment following her presentation.
“Being Jewish demands that we do what’s right and work on behalf of the most disenfranchised people. I think for secular Jews—the majority of the people that I interviewed were secular—and in a way that kind of progressive politics becomes like a religion and fulfills the same emotional needs that a religious practice does and a community does. And I was trying to convey that as well...It’s GREAT to be here for the third time; it’s really an HONOR! And I love JWA, and I love everybody who's participating because they’re carrying the message forward in their own ways, interpreting it in their own ways for their own needs, but sharing it with young people, which is what I needed. I wrote the book because I needed to hear it. And so it’s very gratifying to know that people are reading it and using it…and passing it on.”
Judith Rosenbaum, JWA's Director of Public History, poses the question: How do we teach our students to find a connection between being Jewish in America today with individuals in the past without "collapsing the historical differences"? Discussion ensues . . .
Etta King, JWA's Education Program Manager and one of the developers of the Living the Legacy curriculum, talks shop with a participant. Etta poses the questions: "How do you make that Jewish?” and “How is that Jewish engagement?" A question running throughr the four-day Institute was: "What's Jewish about social justice?"
And readers! You're invited to weigh in on the conversation. Please add your thoughts, raise questions; start a comment thread of your own...