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Children

The Adoption and Jewish Identity Project

Dr. Jayne Guberman felt two things when her adopted daughter announced at a pre-Bat Mitzvah family education program eight years ago, “I don’t know how I feel about being Jewish.” Guberman felt it was incredibly courageous of her daughter to share this in public. She also felt very alone as an adoptive parent in the Jewish community.

Norma Fox Mazer, 1931 - 2009

Norma Fox Mazer, author of young adult literature, died on October 17, 2009, of brain cancer. Together with her husband, Harry Mazer, also an author of young adult novels, she had a distinguished career that spanned over 40 years and included 33 books and many awards, among them a Newberry Honor, the Christopher Award, two Lewis Carroll Shelf Awards, an Edgar, and a National Book Award nomination.

Raising Girls

Kayli had her first soccer game this week. Right before the big game she jumped into her purple outfit, had her hair french braided by our fabulous babysitter and finished off the look with a dollop of lip gloss. She nodded in the mirror and smiled. Totally and completely satisfied with her “soccer look.” You might be asking yourself what any of this actually has to do with soccer right about now.

Babysitter or JSitter: what's at stake when we discriminate

I recently received a press release announcing the launch of JSitter.com, a site that purports to connect families with "reliable" Jewish babysitters, pet sitters, and house sitters. My initial reaction to this was disgust. This morning while I was catching up on my reading, I saw a post on TC Jewfolk that caught my attention.  In their advice column, "Ask Shuli," a reader asked: "I’m wondering where to find a Jewish babysitter.

National debut of "Ding Dong School"

December 22, 1952

"Ding Dong School," an early and influential television program for preschoolers, debuted nationally.

Release of "Free To Be You and Me"

November 27, 1972

"Free To Be You and Me," the album of non-sexist stories and songs that helped shape the self-understanding and world view of a generation of children, was released.

Women strike for peace

November 1, 1961

"End the Arms Race - Not the Human Race" was the slogan of the first day-long strike organized by the Women Strike For Peace organization.

Honor for children's television activist Peggy Charren

September 29, 1995

Peggy Charren, education advocate and founder of Action for Children's Television, received a Presidential Medal of Freedom acknowledging her almost three decades of advocacy.

Death of Hadassah activist Alice Seligsberg

August 27, 1940

Hadassah activist Alice Seligsberg died.

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