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October 2011

The Natalia Twersky Educator Award

AdDressing Women's Lives 2008 In the spring of 2012, JWA will recognize the educator who makes the most creative use of resources on with the first Natalia Twersky Educator Award. The winner will receive a cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City, where the award will be presented on March 18th. The prize honors the memory of Natalia Twersky, mother of JWA Executive Director Gail Twersky Reimer.
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JWA Selected for Community Action Partners Program

CAP program meeting Community Action Partners (CAP), an affiliate of the Harvard Business School Association of Boston, has selected JWA to participate in its 2011-12 program. A team of CAP volunteers will be working with JWA to study the potential of developing self-service tools needed for users to digitize their personal documents—including letters, clippings and photos—and store them on We are looking for people to be interviewed about their own collections. Interested?
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Contest: Can You Rename "History Makers?"

history-makers-squares-6.jpg Can you sum up the accomplishments of 16 trailblazing women in two or three words? Enter the contest to rename JWA's History Makers exhibit and win a full set of JWA's popular History Makers posters, along with a DVD of our film Making Trouble, featuring some of the funniest Jewish women on the planet. Submit your suggestions by November 2nd. Good luck!
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Adina Back (1958–2008) Public Historian
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