Jewish Women's Archive Institute for Educators - 2011

July 10–14, 2011
Source: JWA
The Jewish Women’s Archive will be holding four days of intensive professional development at the Institute for Educators, July 10–14, 2011 in Waltham, MA. The 2011 Institute will focus on the rich stories of Jewish women and men involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Open to educators working with students in grades 8–12 in formal and/or informal settings. All expenses (including travel - up to $500, hotel, and meals) will be covered by a generous grant from the Dorot Foundation. Twenty-five educators will be selected to participate in the Institute.
As part of a group of Jewish educators from across the country, participants will have the opportunity to work with leading scholars and master teachers to:
  • INVESTIGATE themes in Jewish women's history and the history of social movements in the U.S.
  • EXAMINE primary source documents and oral histories
  • EXPLORE multimedia resources, including JWA's new Living the Legacy  social justice curriculum, featuring the stories of Jewish women and men involved in the Civil Rights Movement
  • DEVELOP strategies and concrete plans for using the material with students.

Presenters include:

  • Dr. Joyce Antler, Professor of American Jewish History and Culture, Brandeis University and author of The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America.
  • Rabbi Jill Jacobs, author of There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice Through Jewish Law and Tradition.
  • Barbara Rosenblit, Humanities and Judaics teacher at the Weber Jewish High School in Atlanta and 2004 recipient of the Covenant Award for Exceptional Jewish Educators.
  • Dr. Debra Schultz, author of Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement . 
Deadline for applications is March 1, 2011.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011