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Everyone has a story. Where will you begin?
In a classroom, sanctuary, or around a dinner table, our resources help you tell an inclusive Jewish story.


Use our educational resources to enhance your classroom. Our adaptable lesson plans help educators build connections between students' lives and the lives of Jewish women who came before them. Explore our teaching tools, including an interactive guide to thousands of primary sources. Develop your professional skills in an online workshop, in-person training, and by connecting with other educators in the field.

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Lesson Plans

Enhance your teaching with one of JWA’s award-winning curricula. Use it in original form, or adapt for your unique classroom. In Lesson Plans, you can:

  • Browse by curriculum
  • Filter and sort individual lesson plans by multiple criteria
  • Discover and engage with a range of content, from Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights and Labor movements to creating an empowering Bat Mitzvah experience
Institute for Educators, 2010

Teaching Tools

Learn the art of integrating primary sources into your teaching – JWA style! In Teaching Tools, you can:

  • Learn what makes a primary source effective
  • Discover new ways to incorporate primary sources into your teaching
  • Browse our Multimedia Gallery, which includes thousands of audio and visual resources
Sam Wood, Marilyn Heiss, and Alana Alpert

Professional Development

Participate in an online learning program, attend a workshop, or join our growing network of educators to discover new stories about American Jewish life. In Professional Development, you can:

  • Explore past online learning programs on a variety of topics
  • See what professional development opportunities are coming up
  • Invite JWA to present a workshop in your community
Executive Director Gail Reimer and Twersky Award Winner Allyson Mattanah at the JWA Making Trouble/Making History Luncheon

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. Here, you can:

  • Find out about the history of the award, named for JWA's founding director, Gail Twersky Reimer
  • Apply for the award or nominate an educator in your community
  • Learn about past winners and finalists

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Education." (Viewed on March 18, 2019) <https://jwa.org/teach>.


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