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
Space is limited — REGISTER NOW!
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.
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.
- A session with Dr. Debra Schultz, author of Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement.
- Learning with Dr. Annie Polland, Vice President of Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
- A visit to Passages Through Fire: Jews and the Civil War, an exhibit by the American Jewish Historical Society and the Yeshiva University Museum.
- Model lessons from the Living the Legacy project.
- Time for lesson planning and collaboration.
Who is eligible?
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.
Please register as soon as possible. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
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.
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.