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Living the Legacy - Keyword: Labor

  • Garment workers rehearse a chorus for ILGWU's own theater, Labor Stage
    Unit 1, Lesson 1

    Explore the concept of “Bread and Roses” and ideas about work and dignity, with specific cases on education and culture, hats and clothing, poetry and song, as well as traditional Jewish texts about labor.

  • The Return from Toil
    Unit 1, Lesson 3

    Examine inter-generational relationships among Jewish immigrants, and the role of work and workers’ youth culture in the Americanization process. Use art and writing to explore your own identity formation.

  • Seal of the National Women's Trade Union League
    Unit 1, Lesson 4

    Through the history of mutual aid societies, unions, and settlement houses, as well as contemporary organizations working for labor rights, consider the ways Jews have supported one another and also worked in solidarity with others to repair the world.

  • Boston Workmen's Circle Demonstration at Trader Joe's
    Unit 1, Lesson 8

    Explore contemporary Jewish labor campaigns on issues such as the living wage and the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, and analyze how and why Jewish organizations are advocating in solidarity with oppressed workers.

  • "Women Resume Riots Against Meat Shops" New York Times
    Unit 1, Lesson 5

    Consider the impact of consumer organizing by analyzing the day-to-day actions of the key players in the 1902 kosher meat boycott.

  • Federation of Jewish Farmers of America Convention Booklet
    Unit 1, Lesson 6

    Discover the little-known history of American Jewish farming and explore the contemporary resurgent Jewish interest in food justice. Analyze traditional and modern texts about Jewish values and food production and consumption, and design your own vision for how society should produce, distribute, and consume food.

  • Don't Patronize Reds!
    Unit 1, Lesson 7

    Examine the rich tradition of Jewish radical politics and its repression in the McCarthy era, focusing on the history of Jewish radicalism in the entertainment industry and the Hollywood blacklists of the 1940s and 1950s.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Living the Legacy - Keyword: Labor." (Viewed on October 1, 2014) <http://jwa.org/teach/livingthelegacy/keyword/Labor>.

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