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Community Organizing

Collective Action: Lessons from the Labor Movement

What is the meaning of work? What conditions cause workers to suffer and what inspires them to take action to improve their lives? What can Jewish history teach us about contemporary labor issues and our responsibility towards workers around the world? Watch interactive activities and see an experienced facilitator model investigations of several historical artifacts you can put to use in your classroom.

Birth of Vera Weisbord, Radical

August 19, 1895

Birth of Vera Weisbord, Radical

Death of Hannah Greenebaum Solomon, First President of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

December 7, 1942

Founder and first president of the National Council of Jewish Women in 1893, Hannah Greenebaum Solomon (who died on this date in 1942) represented a generation of middle-class Jewish women who paved the road for women’s voice in the public affairs of the Jewish community.

Shulamith Firestone, 1945-2012: In Memoriam

Today’s news brought the shocking report of Shulamith Firestone’s death, at age 67.

Interview with Patricia Vile, Founder and President of Volunteer Expeditions

Hurricane Katrina, one of the most destructive and costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, slammed into New Orleans on this day in 2005.

Miri Shalem of Beit Shemesh and dance as a tool of social change

Before most of us ever heard of the small town of Beit Shemesh, Miri Shalem the orthodox mother of four children and a long-time resident was directing the town’s JCC.

Thanks to Eve Ensler, every day is V-Day

To millions of people all over the world, V-Day means much more than roses and a romantic dinner.

Remembering Hanna Weinberg, pioneering advocate for domestic abuse victims

For women in the Orthodox Jewish community, domestic abuse is still too often suffered in silence.

Documentary "Gloria: In Her Own Words" premieres on HBO

August 15, 2011

The documentary Gloria: In Her Own Words, telling the story of the women’s movement as seen through the eyes of Gloria Steinem, premiered on HBO.

Doris B. Gold, 1919 - 2011

Doris Gold was a very dear and consummately loyal friend, a sage adviser, and an overflowing font of information from her encyclopedic mind on a wide range and diversity of areas.  And she didn’t stop with just expressing her ideas; she implemented them. And she happily and enthusiastically shared her ideas and information, her advice and criticism with anyone who needed it.


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