Reading and Film Guides

Browse reading and film guides that highlight the stories of American Jewish women. Resources include discussion questions and supplemental materials for a variety of memoirs, novels, feature films.

A Place in History: Jewish Women Tell Their Stories

From the harsh and unforgiving plains of North Dakota, to the teeming ghettos of the Lower East Side, to the expanding urban metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia, to the new suburban Baltimore in the transition years of the 1950s—these four memoirs written by Jewish women take us to varying regions of our country in which Jewish women and their families sought to mold and improve their lives.

350th Anniversary Reading Series Guides

JWA's 350th book discussion series offer established book discussion groups and those seeking substantive 350th programming a compelling framework for thinking about our past and present in North America. JWA's reading series guides provide all the resources necessary to consider literary representations of American Jewish women in the context of historical and contemporary realities.

350th Anniversary Film Series Guide

JWA's film discussion program provides groups with tools to explore cultural attitudes about American Jewish women through screening and discussion of five popular movies produced over the last fifty years. The program guide includes introductions to the topic, background information on each film, a series of questions designed to encourage lively discussion, and practical advice for hosting a film discussion program in your home or institution

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Reading and Film Guides." (Viewed on May 17, 2022) <>.


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