Jewish Women's Archive Institute for Educators - 2012

July 22-26, 2012

Source: Join the Jewish Women’s Archive July 22-26, 2012 in Waltham, MA for four days of intensive professional development designed to enrich your teaching with the stories of American Jewish lives, past and present. The 2012 Teacher's Institute will focus on the role of Jews in the Civil Rights and Labor Movements in the United States. As one of 25 educators who teach in Jewish settings in the U.S. and Canada, you will have the opportunity to work with leading scholars and master teachers.

The Institute program includes:

  • seminars
  • experiential education workshops
  • hands on computer sessions
  • special evening programs
  • time for developing individualized curriculum materials
  • follow up webinar series


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.
  • Dr. Jayne Guberman, independent oral historian and former Director of Oral History and Online Collecting at the Jewish Women’s Archive
  • Rabbi Jill Jacobs, author of There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice Through Jewish Law and Tradition.
  • Dr. Debra Schultz, author of Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Dr. Susan Zeiger, Program Director at Primary Source
  • 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.


  • The Institute is open to educators of any gender.
  • The Institute focuses on material written for students in grades 8–12 in formal and/or informal settings.
  • Participants' expenses are covered, including 4 nights in a hotel, kosher meals, and up to $500 for travel by a generous grant from the Dorot Foundation.
  • Prospective Institute applicants are required to review the Living the Legacy curriculum before filling out the application.
  • Educators who participate in the Institute are required to teach at least three lesson plans from Living the Legacy during the 2012-2013 school year.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2012