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Hanukkah: Ignite and Inspire - Online Learning Program for Jewish Educators

This program provides a new take on Hanukkah that goes beyond the Maccabees and lighting the candles. We explore what it means to be a hero by learning about Jewish heroines like Judith, Clara Lemlich Shavelson, and Judy Frieze Wright. JWA’s Education Program Manager, Etta King, models resources and activities that you can immediately use in your educational setting so you can celebrate Hanukkah in a new way.

Session Recording

Watch the recording of this online learning program. Though breakout sessions were not recorded, they are captured in the chat log mentioned below.

Session Materials and Handouts

Articles and Video about Judith

Additional Resources About Historical and Contemporary Heroines

Return to the Online Learning Calendar

"Judith" by Giorgione, circa 1504
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The image of Judith was executed by the Italian painter Giorgione, circa 1504. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of Hermitage, St. Petersburg / Bridgeman Art Library, New York

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Hanukkah: Ignite and Inspire - Online Learning Program for Jewish Educators." (Viewed on December 16, 2018) <>.


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