#jwapedia: Tweeting the Encyclopedia of Jewish Women!

May 3, 2011

Source: Jewish Women's Archive 


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.


After three days, #jwapedia has taken off with 27 different articles having been tweeted, and since Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, includes over 1,700 biographies, 300 thematic essays, and 1,400 photographs and illustrations spanning the globe from biblical to contemporary times, the project has huge potential to grow.


Anyone can join the campaign by tweeting a link to the Encyclopedia using the hashtag #jwapedia. You can follow the campaign at Twitter.com by searching for #jwapedia or following JWA at @jwaonline.

Updated: May. 11, 2011