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We Remember | Katrina's Jewish Voices | WWII | Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution | History Makers | Community Oral History Projects | Thematic Features | This Week In History

We Remember

We Remember collects personal reminiscences and reflections that pay tribute to the lives and careers of recently deceased American Jewish women who made a difference to our community and our world.

Katrina's Jewish Voices

  • Explore Katrina's impact on the Jewish communities of the Gulf Coast and New Orleans through the eyes of people who lived through the storm.
  • Discover the ways Jews across the country contributed to relief and rebuilding efforts.
  • Examine journals, photographs, reflections, sermons, blog postings, emails, and letters contributed by members of Jewish communities nationwide in the months during and after Katrina.
  • Add your voice by contributing your own Katrina story.

Jewish American Women and WWII

The Jewish Women's Archive is collecting oral histories, letters, photographs, and other objects that document the experiences of Jewish American women during the Second World War. Help us uncover their stories and preserve their legacy.

Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution

  • Discover the powerful contributions of Jewish feminists through their own words and historical artifacts.
  • Explore Jewish women's impact on feminism and on the American Jewish community.

Women of Valor

  • Browse multimedia profiles of 18 notable American Jewish women.
  • Delve into primary sources documenting their lives.

Contemporary Activists (Women Who Dared)

  • Hear contemporary Jewish women talk about the role that gender and Jewish identity played in their choice to become activists.
  • View online biographical information and photographs of contemporary activists.

Community Oral History Projects

The Jewish Women's Archive is creating an Oral History Archive to preserve over a decade of community oral history projects in digital form. For more information, contact us at (617) 232-2258 or by using the online contact form.

Thematic Features

Short biographic sketches of notable Jewish American women arranged by theme, as well as sketches and educational pieces arranged by month.

This Week in History

A week-by-week calendar connects specific dates to compelling historic events related to American Jewish women. You can sign up to receive these weekly by email or to view them daily using your newsreader.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "JWA / Stories." (Viewed on August 24, 2016) <>.


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