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Lynn Gordon

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Professor Lynn Gordon.
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Professor Lynn Gordon.
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JWA releases "D.C. Stories": A new oral history exhibit for Jewish American Heritage Month

On April 20, 2006, President George W. Bush officially proclaimed May Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) to recognize Jewish contributions to American culture over the past 350+ years. President Obama’s 2011 proclamation declares that “this month, we embrace and celebrate the vast contributions Jewish Americans have made to our country… We remember that the history and unique identity of Jewish Americans is part of the grand narrative of our country…”

Gloria Steinem at Making Trouble/Making History Luncheon, 2012

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Gloria Steinem presents Making Trouble/Making History Awards at JWA's 2012 luncheon.
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Gail T. Reimer with Making Trouble/Making History Honorees, March 18, 2012

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Rebecca Traister, Elizabeth A. Sackler, Gail T. Reimer, and Letty Cottin Pogrebin at the JWA Making Trouble/Making History luncheon on March 18, 2012.

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Rebecca Traister, Elizabeth A. Sackler, Gail T. Reimer, and Letty Cottin Pogrebin at the JWA Making Trouble/Making History luncheon on March 18, 2012.

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Making trouble/making history at JWA's second annual luncheon

Sunday morning, as readers of the New York Times were mulling over a long and thoughtful article about Gloria Steinem's legacy, Steinem herself was with friends and fellow supporters of the Jewish Women's Archive to honor three remarkable Jewish women—Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Elizabeth A. Sackler, and Rebecca Traister — at JWA's second annual Making Trouble/Making History luncheon.

What can we learn from Jewish women partisans? Jewish Partisan Education Foundation announces 2012 Youth Writing Contest

Thanks to the success of feature film Defiance (2008), Americans now associate the history of Jewish partisans with the hunky Bielski brothers, played by Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, and Jaime Bell. In the film's depiction of their society hidden deep in the forest women contributed by cooking and gathering food but not so much as leaders or fighters. The real story of female Jewish partisans--in the Bielski encampment and elsewhere--is, of course, much richer.

Jewish Partisan Education Project 2012 Youth Writing Contest

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Jewish Partisan Education Project 2012 Youth Writing Contest
Jewish Partisan Education Project 2012 Youth Writing Contest

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Paula Hyman Teaching

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Paula Hyman, celebrated social historian, photographed while teaching.
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