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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.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2014
The Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) and Prozdor are excited to announce the second year of the Rising Voices Fellowship. The fellowship is open to female-identified teens who are rising 10th and 11th graders and who have a passion for writing, a demonstrated concern for current and historic events, a commitment to improving their writing skills, and a strong interest in Judaism—particularly as it relates to issues of gender and equality.
Updated: May. 26, 2014
In 2009, Ma'yan's second cohort of Research Training Interns decided to find out how Bat Mitzvah is experienced and understood by girls today. The Research Training Internship (RTI) is grounded in the principles of Participatory Action Research, which means that we conduct research as a collaborative, intergenerational team -- researching with Jewish teen girls instead of on them. Using an online survey and a novel research method (asking participants to write endings to fictional Bat Mitzvah-related scenarios), we gathered data from pre- and post-Bat Mitzvah girls in the Tri-State area.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2014
In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, the Jewish Women’s Archive is launching a campaign to tweet their online Encyclopedia of Jewish women’s history. A diverse group of influential Twitter users, including organizations, clergy, lay leaders, social media professionals, and fans of JWA, has signed on to help tweet the Encyclopedia using the hashtag “#jwapedia.” The project poses an intriguing and entertaining challenge: to summarize a scholarly article in no more than 140 characters.
Updated: May. 11, 2011
The Women Who Reconstructed American Jewish Education is a collection of essays about important but woefully understudied and underappreciated women outstanding in the field of American Jewish education. As editor Carol K. Ingall explains in the introduction, the eleven women profiled in the book “planted the seeds of social reform and progressivism in the soil and soul of American Jewish education” during professional careers that spanned the twentieth century. Few of these women’s names are known to any but specialists today, despite the key role most of them played in religious education, a central feature of modern American Jewish life.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2010
The International Council of Jewish Women is launching a new and interactive Bible Study Program for women all over the world, written by Dr. Bonna Devora Haberman for Bar Ilan University’s Rappaport Center for Assimilation Research and Strengthening Jewish Vitality. The program is entitled 'The Five Books of Moses: Contemporary Issues and Classic Perspectives.'
Updated: Jun. 08, 2009
Previously available only on CD-ROM, the Encyclopedia of Jewish Women features over 1,700 biographies, 300 thematic essays, and 1,400 photographs and illustrations on a wide range of Jewish women through the centuries.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2009
At a recent meeting of Israel’s Cabinet, Jewish People Policy Planning Institute officials briefed the group on the JPPPI 2008 assessment, noting that at the beginning of 2009, the State of Israel and the Jewish People are facing a range of complex and severe challenges and threats. The report also contains a special section on Women in Jewish Society.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2009
This paper situates Jewish female educational leadership in the broader context of women in educational administration. It begins with two narratives of Jewish female educational leadership developed from empirical research. The cases were then interpreted according to Blackmore's set of eight gender scripts and three new gender scripts for Jewish women in educational administration were suggested.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2008
A new study published by The Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute finds that as the liberal Jewish community empowers its women, its men appear to be losing interest in their Jewishness. Outside the Orthodox world, men are becoming less and less engaged in every aspect of Jewish life, from the home to the synagogue to communal organizations.
Updated: Jun. 17, 2008