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Education

Use our educational and community resources. Our adaptable lesson plans and professional development programs help educators build connections between students' lives and the lives of Jewish women who came before them. Our community resources, including our oral history guide, help anyone discover and share Jewish women's stories.

Union of American Hebrew Congregations Group

Living the Legacy

Twenty-four lesson plans tell the story of Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights and Labor Movements. Using primary sources and a variety of engaging activities, Living the Legacy encourages learners to grapple with questions about identity and social justice through a Jewish lens.
Tefillin Barbie

Go & Learn

Go & Learn features versatile lesson plans for three different audiences—youth, families, and adults—that include background information, primary source documents, discussion questions, and program extensions. Challenge and inspire students to explore identity and action through the stories and experiences of American Jewish women.
"Girls in Trouble" Cover Art

Girls in Trouble

This curriculum brings Biblical women to life, demonstrating the power of these often under-studied stories, and highlighting the ways in which they can help us navigate our own complicated lives.

Sam Wood, Marilyn Heiss, and Alana Alpert

Professional Development

Participate in an online learning program, attend a workshop, or join our growing network of educators to discover new stories about American Jewish life and explore tools and ideas that will make these stories relevant for students.
Executive Director Gail Reimer and Twersky Award Winner Allyson Mattanah at the JWA Making Trouble/Making History Luncheon

Twersky Award

The Natalia Twersky Educator Award honors and celebrates inspiring educators who use primary sources to integrate the stories of Jewish women into their teaching. The annual award is named for Natalia Twersky, a champion of Jewish education and the mother of JWA's founding director, Gail Twersky Reimer.
Claire Solomon and Rabbi Reuven Travis at the Institute for Educators, 2012

Working with Primary Sources

Learn more about identifying primary sources and explore tools, ideas, and tips for integrating them into education programs, classrooms, or communities.
Girls Work on Bread and Roses Lesson

Best Practices

Educators around the country are using JWA educational resources in creative and exciting ways.

Garment Workers Rehearse a Chorus for ILGWU's Theater, Labor Stage

Jewish Time Jump: New York

Through four modular lesson plans, students in grades 5-7 learn about Jewish workers, employers, and labor activism in the early 20th century. Developed in partnership with ConverJent, the Jewish Time Jump: New York lesson plans and activities include traditional Jewish texts, stories about contemporary labor issues, and a guide for parents.

Feminist Talmud Page

A Feminist Talmud Page

In honor of Women's History Month, the Jewish Women's Archive and Hillel's Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Learning are pleased to present "Women of Chayil", a post-modern Talmud page.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Education." (Viewed on August 24, 2016) <http://jwa.org/teach>.

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