Story collecting has been central to JWA’s mission since it was founded in 1996. Since then, we have collected and shared the stories of thousands of women on our website and through educational programs. But there are always more stories to tell. Explore JWA’s oral history resources and join us in uncovering the untold stories of Jewish women in your community.
Story Aperture, a new project of the Jewish Women’s Archive made possible by the generous support of the Covenant Foundation, enables people of all ages to collect and share the untold and underrepresented stories of Jewish women through mobile technology.
Your Passover Story
Storytelling is central to the celebration of Passover. By telling and preserving our individual and communal stories, we strengthen our connection to each other and to our legacies. Join us in creating a more inclusive, inspiring story this Passover by interviewing an important Jewish woman in your life.
In Our Own Voices
In Our Own Voices, published in 2005, is a how-to guide for conducting life history interviews with American Jewish women. This comprehensive resource and workbook includes introductory essays by leading scholars of Jewish women’s history, frameworks for understanding the multiple and intersecting spheres of women’s lives, and hundreds of sample questions to choose from.
20 Questions to Ask the Important Women in Your Life
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "Story Collecting." (Viewed on July 24, 2017) <https://jwa.org/stories>.