JWA News Release: April 24, 2007
This Day of Jewish American Heritage
New Web Feed From JWA
Brookline, MA — April 24, 2007 — The Jewish Women's Archive is pleased to announce the launch of This Day of Jewish American Heritage, a special daily online feature created in honor of the 2nd annual celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month this May. This Day of Jewish American Heritage will connect every day in May to significant moments in American Jewish history.
The dates and accompanying descriptions included in this online feature, encompass the range of achievements of Jewish American women including 19th century stage performer Adah Isaacs Menken, Ayn Rand, Susan Sontag, labor activist Bessie Abramowitz Hillman, and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Holtzman.
This Day of Jewish American Heritage also highlights significant developments in American Jewish life including a speech by outspoken 19th century Orthodox woman Esther Ruskay, the ordination of women rabbis, and the creation of a 21st century progressive mikveh (ritual bath).
What better daily reminder to celebrate the vitality and scope of Jewish American heritage? This Day of Jewish American Heritage will be prominently featured on JWA's own website—jwa.org—but we are pleased to offer its content to you as a feed that can be posted on any website. Sites will be able to offer daily headlines that would link back to JWA's website for the full exposition of each entry, or to host the entire content for This Day of Jewish American Heritage. JWA is providing code (iFrame) for displaying this feature. It is designed for a column as narrow as 200 pixels. A sample headline will be available as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, April 25. For the code and instructions required to use this application, see jwa.org/thisweek/badge.
For further information, please contact us.
We hope you will take advantage of this new online resource to enrich your celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month!