JWA News Release: October 13,, 2009 - SF Workshops for Educators
JWA in San Francisco -- Two Workshops Next WeekSee you there! JWA Workshops in San Francisco
As you just heard, the Jewish Women's Archive has been recognized by Slingshot for our innovation and impact. Next week you'll have the chance to meet with JWA staff in person, when Emily Scheinberg, Assistant Director for Educational Outreach, leads two Bay Area workshops that use contemporary texts to explore history and Torah:
CONNECTING TO THE CONTEMPORARY: THE JEWISH WOMEN'S ARCHIVE'S TOOLBOX FOR NON-TRADITIONAL TEXT STUDY
Monday, Oct. 19; 12-2 PM
Bureau of Jewish Education, 639 14th Avenue, San Francisco
Why are contemporary stories central to Jewish education? How can teaching with texts from our recent history enrich our curricula? What alternatives to traditional chevruta are out there? JWA and the Bureau of Jewish Education are partnering to bring you an introduction to the Jewish Women's Archive's "toolbox," including new resources on social justice and on bat mitzvah. Together we will explore an expanded definition of what makes a Jewish text, and participate in "text" study using primary source documents such as newspaper articles, letters, photographs, and audio recordings. Please bring a vegetarian brown-bag lunch and the BJE will provide beverages and sweets. RSVP to lrothman[at]bjesf.org".
BRINGING THE TORAH TO LIFE: CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES
Thursday Oct. 22; 5-7:30 PM
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco
JWA is collaborating with the Contemporary Jewish Museum and other local partners to bring you a multi-part workshop that uses the exhibition As it is Written: Project 304,805 as a springboard for conversation and learning. Tour the exhibition, share ideas with colleagues, and participate in mini workshops to examine three exhibition-inspired themes:
Cost $15, Preregistration required.
For more information, email schools[at]thecjm.org.
This workshop is most appropriate for educators in Jewish settings who work with adolescents preparing to become B'nai Mitzvah, however, all educators are welcome.
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Education programming at the Jewish Women's Archive is funded through the generosity of individual supporters and foundations. Lead funding is provided by the Dorot Foundation. Living the Legacy: A Jewish Social Justice Education Project is funded in part by the Covenant Foundation. Bat Mitzvah Interactive is funded in part by the Boston Jewish Community Women's Fund. The multimedia presentation tool is funded by the Charles H. Revson Foundation, through a Lisa Goldberg Technology and Internet Initiative Award.