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2013 New York Area Workshop

The Power of Our Stories: A Workshop for Jewish Educators
June 24–25, 2013
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

Join the Jewish Women’s Archive for two days of intensive professional development designed to enrich your teaching with the stories of American Jewish lives, past and present. The 2013 workshop will focus on the role of Jews in the Civil Rights and Labor Movements in the U.S.

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As one of 25 educators who teach in Jewish settings in the New York City area, you will have the opportunity to work with historians and master teachers to:

  • INVESTIGATE themes in Jewish women’s history and the history of social movements in the U.S.;
  • EXAMINE primary source documents and oral histories;
  • EXPLORE the wealth of resources on jwa.org; and
  • LEARN strategies for using historical sources to teach language arts, Jewish history, Judaic studies, and other subjects.

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Who is eligible to attend the workshop?

The workshop is open to Jewish educators of any gender, working in any Jewish educational setting, formal or informal. Our education materials are primarily written for students in grades 8-12, but we welcome educators working with all ages who are interested in adapting the material. Participants do not need to be from New York City but JWA is unable to provide lodging or travel stipends.

Kosher lunches and snacks will be provided. We will provide written confirmation on completion of the workshop for anyone meeting continuing education or professional development requirements.

Program Highlights

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Bread and Roses, Too: A Public Program

Monday, June 24, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York City

Ladies Tailors Strikers

The American Labor Movement has always been a place of innovation and activity for Jewish women. Invite your friends and colleagues to join you for this panel discussion featuring an early innovator, a labor historian, a union leader, and a cultural activist. The multi-generational panel will explore the role Jewish women continue to play. Panelists include Maida Rosenstein, President Local 2110, UAW; Eleanor Tilson, co-founder of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) and Exec Director of 1199 Service Employees International Union Benefit and Pension fund; and Rachel Bernstein, co-founder and co-historian of LABOR ARTS and Adjunct Professor of History at the Program in Public History at NYU. Moderated by Esther Cohen, author, activist, former Executive Director of Bread and Roses. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Archive and the Center for Jewish History.

$10 general admission; $8 CJH and JWA members, seniors, students. There is no charge for JWA workshop participants.
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Suggested Readings:

The following articles will provide historical context and an introduction to the themes we will be exploring in our program.

Living the Legacy: A Jewish Social Justice Education Project

Living the Legacy (LTL) uses primary sources to explore the roles of American Jews in the Civil Rights and Labor Movements. The 24 lessons that comprise LTL include art projects, text studies, role-playing opportunities, and more, providing new entry points to Jewish identification for young Jews interested in social justice. LTL is designed for use in both formal and informal settings with students in grades 8-12. The materials are flexible and easy to adapt, and all the resources in LTL are free and accessible online.

Questions and Inquiries

Please email us or call Etta King, Education Program Manager: 617-383-6763.

The New York workshop is made possible through a partnership with the Center for Jewish History and generous funding from the Dorot Foundation and the Crown Family Philanthropies.

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How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "2013 New York Area Workshop." (Viewed on October 31, 2014) <http://jwa.org/teach/profdev/workshops/newyork13>.

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