Jewish Women's Archive Workshops for Jewish Educators

Summer, 2014

Source: Jewish Women's Archive


Building from the success of our signature professional development program, the Institute for Educators, JWA now brings face-to-face teacher training on the road. In an effort to meet the needs of more educators in diverse communities, JWA will be holding workshops in several different cities during the 2013–2014 school year. Workshop programs will be tailored to the needs of educators in those communities.


2014 New York Workshop - July 14 & 15, 2014
Museum of Jewish Heritage - New York, NY


2014 Bay Area Workshop - August 6 & 7, 2014
Jewish Community High School of the Bay - San Francisco, CA


Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • DISCOVER the power of primary sources (including letters, photographs, and oral history interviews) and personal narrative to excite your students and introduce them to the stories and accomplishments of American Jewish women.

  • COLLABORATE with colleagues and JWA staff to develop strategies and plans for integrating historical Jewish stories into your classroom or community.

  • EXPLORE new ways to inspire your students through the Jewish legacy of social justice in the United States.

Program Highlights

  • Learn how to create a Living Museum in your classroom with Paul Radensky, Ph.D., and Manager of Education Programs at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

  • Investigate traditional Jewish texts about social justice, and practice strategies for sharing them with students.

  • Experiment with strategies for creatively integrating historical sources into your teaching.

  • Participate in lessons from JWA’s rich collection of curricular resources modeled by JWA staff.

  • Collaborate, problem solve, and create new lesson plans with colleagues from similar education settings.

The workshop is open to any educator working in a Jewish setting. While our materials are primarily written for students in grades 8-12, educators working with younger or older students are welcome to attend.


See the Workshop webpage for more information and registration.

Updated: Jun. 11, 2014