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Labor

Rosika Schwimmer

Rosika Schwimmer’s uncompromising vision of women’s equality and world peace helped advance the women’s movement but caused a backlash that cost Schwimmer everything.

Dorothy Schiff

Dorothy Schiff led many lives, from debutante to social reformer, but she is best remembered as the publisher of the New York Post, the first woman to run a New York newspaper.

Elizabeth Brandeis Raushenbush

Elizabeth Brandeis Raushenbush followed in the footsteps of her famous father, Louis Brandeis, by becoming a leader in labor legislation and helping lay the groundwork for the New Deal.

Miriam Raskin

A Labor Bund activist who joined the Russian Revolution, Miriam Raskin went on to write stories of ordinary people challenged by extraordinary circumstances.

Death of social activist Sophie Gerson

March 20, 2006
Sophie Gerson was a legendary figure in the history of textile union organizing in the South.

Hortense Powdermaker

Anthropologist Hortense Powdermaker used her experiences of anti-Semitism and “passing” to offer new insights into how societies manage tensions between insiders and outsiders.

Being An Agent of Change Handout

This is a handout for teachers to use when teaching Jewish Time Jump: New York, Module 4.

Handout by Etta King and Rachel Kest.

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This is a handout for teachers to use when teaching Jewish Time Jump: New York, Module 4.

Handout by Etta King and Rachel Kest.

Contemporary Labor Issues (Module #4)

Examine modern labor justice issues to allow students to consider their own stance on events like the 2013 collapse of a clothing factory in Bangladesh or the reports of poor working conditions in Chinese factories that produce iPhones and iPads.

Dhaka Savar Building Collapse, April 24, 2013

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The Rana Plaza building, located in Savar, a sub-district of Dhaka in Bangladesh, collapsed on April 24, 2013. Photo by Flickr user rijans.

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The Rana Plaza building, located in Savar, a sub-district of Dhaka in Bangladesh, collapsed on April 24, 2013. Photo by Flickr user rijans.

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Judaism, Text Study, and Labor (Module #3)

Study several traditional Jewish texts and apply the concepts in these texts to the stories and characters in the game. Think about the lessons Judaism teaches about the responsibilities of workers and employers.

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