We Remember - Share a memory
Guidelines for "We Remember"
Would you or someone you know like to write a piece for We Remember? Here are a few guidelines to help you get started. Women included in this collection:
- Had a positive impact on others (understood broadly) through their work in communal affairs (secular or religious), the arts, sciences, humanities, business, politics, law, philanthropy, scholarship, social service, education, civil rights, and other fields;
- Were recognized as a vital force in their community;
- Self-identified as Jewish -- nominally, culturally, or religiously, and spent a significant part of their lives in North America.
- Died in the 21st century
We Remember pieces generally range in length from 500 to 1000 words. The voice of these pieces often goes beyond the standard obituary to convey a personal sense of how these women were experienced and understood by those who knew them.
As it grows, the collection captures more and more stories of Jewish women’s lives. We need your help to increase the geographic, generational, and occupational diversity of We Remember. If you do not wish to write a piece yourself, here are some other ways to stay involved:
- Watch your local newspapers, college alumni magazines, temple bulletins, professional journals, and other sources for obituaries of Jewish women who satisfy the three criteria listed above, and alert us to these pieces.
- Help us identify potential writers for We Remember.
- Help us find photographs to accompany pieces.