Institute for Educators 2008

The Power of Our Stories

Jewish Women's Archive
Institute for Educators

July 13–17, 2008
Brookline, MA

Join the Jewish Women's Archive for four days of intensive professional development designed to enrich your teaching with the compelling stories of American Jewish lives, past and present. The 2010 Institute will focus on the role of Jews in the Civil Rights Movement in America.

A group of Jewish educators from across the country will work with leading scholars and master teachers to:

  • Investigate themes in Jewish women's history
  • Examine primary source documents and oral histories
  • Explore multimedia resources
  • Develop strategies for using the material with students

The Institute program includes:

  • seminars
  • experiential education workshops
  • hands on computer sessions
  • time for developing new curriculum materials

Presenters include:

  • Dr. Joyce Antler, Professor of American Jewish History and Culture at Brandeis University
  • Dr. Karla Goldman, Historian in Residence at the Jewish Women's Archive
  • Dr. Paula Hyman, Professor of Modern Jewish History at Yale University
  • Barbara Rosenblit, Humanities and Judaics teacher at the Weber Jewish High School and 2004 recipient of the Covenant Award for Exceptional Jewish Educators
  • Dr. Susan Levin Schlechter, Adjunct Assistant Professor in English Education at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University

Who Is Eligible?

The Institute is open to educators who work with young people (grade four and above) and/or adults of any ages in both formal and/or informal settings.

  • Participants' expenses, including travel and hotel accommodations, will be covered.
  • Educators will receive a $250 honorarium.
  • All food will be kosher.
  • Course credit available from Hebrew College for an additional fee.

How To Apply

This event was held in 2008. View photos from the July 2008 Institute on Flickr.

From Past Institue Participants:

"A brain spa.… The Institute was stimulating, with many different opportunities to learn."

"The Institute was the best training or conference I've been to in 20 years of teaching. The teachers were fantastic, the topics relevant, the variety of topics and resources extraordinary."

"I am very appreciative and impressed with the degree of thoroughness, thoughtful planning and reflection, personal engagement of all the staff and what you expected from us."

"The Institute had a paradigm-shifting impact in terms of expanding my view of meaningful Jewish source materials to include historical documents and oral histories."


Call 617-232-2258 or email us.

Go to for information on other educational resources offered by the Jewish Women's Archive

This program is made possibly by a generous grant from the Dorot Foundation

Arva Davis Gray.
Photo courtesy of Joan Roth.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Institute for Educators 2008." (Viewed on May 28, 2023) <>.


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