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Everyone has a story. Where will you begin?
In a classroom, sanctuary, or around a dinner table, our resources help you tell an inclusive Jewish story.

Resources

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.

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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.
Sam, Marilyn, and Alana

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

The Natalia Twersky Educator Award

The Natalia Twersky Educator Award honors the work of educators committed to teaching gender-inclusive Jewish history while also recognizing the schools and institutions that support their efforts.
Claire and Reuven

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.
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Best Practices

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

Community Resources
Oral History Interview

How-To: In Our Own Voices

In Our Own Voices is a how-to guide for conducting life history interviews with American Jewish women. Designed for use by individuals, as well as community groups, the guide invites readers to become "makers of history" by using oral history to capture and preserve the stories of their mothers and grandmothers, teachers and colleagues, community members and friends.

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Reading and Film Guides

Browse reading and film guides that highlight the stories of American Jewish women. Resources include discussion questions and supplemental materials for a variety of memoirs, novels, feature films.
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.
Bookshelf

Bibliographies

A variety of resources for educators, researchers, parents, and readers curious to learn more about the amazing women featured on our site.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Resources." (Viewed on October 23, 2014) <http://jwa.org/teach>.

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