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Twersky Award

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The Natalia Twersky Educator Award
Recognizing and celebrating educators who bring our resources to life.

Twersky Award

The Natalia Twersky Educator Award honors and celebrates educators who use primary sources creatively to integrate Jewish women’s stories into their teaching. This annual award is named for Natalia Twersky, a champion of Jewish education and the mother of JWA's founding director, Gail Twersky Reimer.

Natalia Twersky and Family, December 1985

About the Award

Learn about the history of the Twersky Award, educator eligibility, and prizes.

Suzie Schwartz Jacobson Teaching

Apply for the Natalia Twersky Educator Award

Are you an educator working with students in grades 5-12 and using primary sources creatively to elevate Jewish women’s stories and voices? Apply for the Natalia Twersky Educator Award today!
Children Place Hands on Wall with Message about Justice

Nominate an Educator for the Natalia Twersky Educator Award

Do you know an inspiring educator in your community who uses primary sources creatively to elevate Jewish women’s stories and voices? Nominate them for the Natalia Twersky Educator Award today!
Ramona Brand

Winners and Finalists

Learn about past winners and runners-up.
Claire Solomon and Rabbi Reuven Travis at the Institute for Educators, 2012

Twersky Award Lesson Planning Tips

Hundreds of primary sources from JWA are waiting, ready to be transformed into “aha moments” for your students!

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Twersky Award." (Viewed on May 27, 2016) <http://jwa.org/twersky>.

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