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JWA launches website redesign
Jewish Women’s Archive is pleased to unveil its fully revamped, wholly redesigned jwa.org. Created in partnership with Navigation Arts, the site offers a fresh look along with intuitive navigation, easier browsing, intriguing pathways to enable visitors to encounter even more of what JWA offers, mobile responsiveness for phones and tablets.
JWA launched 18 years ago with a singular vision: to harness the power of the Internet to preserve and amplify the rich history of Jewish women in North America, inspiring future generations to discover their past and become agents of change. Barely 24,000 websites even existed then. JWA is now the world’s largest repository of material about and voices of Jewish women, with over 1.2 million visitors each year.
Celebrating 18 Years of JWA
The Jewish Women’s Archive is celebrating its 18th Anniversary with two festive events. A New York City celebration , hosted by comedian and actress Judy Gold, took place in May. A Boston celebration will be held on September 14, 2014 at 6pm at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. We’ll honor Founding Director Gail Twersky Reimer, hear from "Unrepentant Advocate" Judge Nancy Gertner, enjoy dinner and a surprise performance, and welcome incoming Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum. Please select the 18th Anniversary banner on the homepage.
AJHS honors Gail Reimer and JWA with its most prestigious award
The American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) has just awarded its Lee Max Friedman Award Medal to JWA Founding Director Gail Reimer and the Jewish Women’s Archive, the first time it has ever presented its most prestigious award to both a person and an institution. On behalf of AJHS, Dr. Riv-Ellen Prell said, "Both … are being recognized for the extraordinary contribution that the JWA has made to public history, to digital history, to Jewish history and to women’s history. Gail Reimer has done none of this alone, but none of this would have happened without her. Like all feminist historians she has dared to put women at the center of historical narratives of Jewish life because the price of telling Jewish history without them is too high. She has done this by persistence, by refusing to be polite, by inspiring others, and by providing vision and leadership.” Gail Reimer and JWA are deeply honored to accept this recognition.
Announcing New Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum
Historian Dr. Judith Rosenbaum will become the next Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA), the world’s leading organization chronicling the stories of Jewish women, past and present, all online at jwa.org. JWA’s founding Executive Director Dr. Gail Reimer made the announcement at JWA’s 18th Anniversary Celebration on May 5, 2014 in New York City. "I’m proud of JWA’s success thus far, and our work is far from finished," said Rosenbaum. "I am eager to deepen and broaden JWA’s impact by sharing how the stories of Jewish women can move and inspire action for a just world." Read full press release.
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