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Trainings and Workshops

Whether you are planning a conference, a professional development day, or another learning opportunity, JWA education staff can provide a customized training for educators in your school or community. We offer a diverse menu of workshops on topics ranging from Gender and Judaism to Conducting a Community Oral History Project.

Contact us today to find out about our professional development opportunities, or to inquire about a customized workshop.

What goes into a JWA training or workshop?

Our education staff is committed to supporting and encouraging Jewish educators to teach gender-inclusive Jewish history. Trainings include modeled activities, opportunities for collaboration, and discussion that encourage participants to explore Jewish stories, practice using new tools, and immediately apply what they learn.

Here is what past participants have said about our workshops:

“The workshop will catalyze important change for my school's curricula. I was introduced to so many rich primary sources that I want to share with students. I am excited to think about ways to distill what I've learned into lesson plans that help students connect to the work for justice done by previous generations, and inspire them to think about the complex choices involved in doing that work today.”

“I had heard about the Jewish Women’s Archive for many years and seen their materials but was completely unaware of the depth and breadth of their materials and how creatively they were contextualized for the classroom.”

“At first I had to hold on to my seat, but it was energizing to have East Coast energy come in here. Every year it seems like there is so much more about the Jewish world and Jewish education. JWA is right on and dead center.”

Here are some of the organizations and communities we’ve served:

  • Avodah
  • NewCAJE and CAJE
  • Boston Workman’s Circle
  • CAJE St. Louis
  • Camp Yavneh
  • The Davidson School at the Jewish Theological Seminary
  • The Delet Program
  • Facing History and Ourselves
  • Genesis at Brandeis
  • Habonim Dror
  • Hebrew College
  • Hebrew Union College
  • Hillel
  • Jewish Community Federation of Richmond
  • Jewish Futures Conference
  • Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford
  • National Association of Jewish Day Schools Conference
  • National Association of Temple Educators (NATE)
  • Pardes Educator Program
  • RAVSAK
  • TELEM
  • Union of Reform Judaism
Institute for Educators, 2010
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Participants during JWA's Institute for Educators, Newton, Massachusetts, July 2010.
Photograph courtesy of Gus Freedman.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Trainings and Workshops." (Viewed on September 25, 2016) <http://jwa.org/teach/profdev/workshops>.

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