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January 2012

Join us for JWA’s Annual Luncheon March 18

Making Trouble Making History Be part of the celebration at New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage. This year’s honorees are authors Letty Cottin Pogrebin (Deborah, Golda, and Me), and Rebecca Traister (Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women), and feminist art advocate Elizabeth A. Sackler. There’s also a JWA-designed museum tour, and a forum on Emma Lazarus’s human rights achievements. Tickets: $250 and up. Limited space.
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2012 Institute for Educators: Apply now!

Students at the Institute for Educators 2010 Join the Jewish Women’s Archive July 22-26, 2012 for four days of intensive professional development designed to enrich your teaching with the stories of American Jewish lives, past and present. The 2012 Institute will focus on the role of Jews in the Civil Rights and Labor Movements in the United States.

A 2011 Institute participant wrote: "I 'charged my batteries' this week – I am full of new ideas for my classroom, my school, and my community – not only about Jews and the civil rights movement but about Jewish women and our place in every discussion."
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Watch "Wednesdays in Mississippi" for Black History Month

Wednesdays in Mississippi screenshot A unique women’s interracial and interfaith civil rights project, Wednesdays in Mississippi is a great topic for exploration at a Sisterhood program or a Rosh Hodesh group. In this powerful story from the Civil Rights Movement, Jewish history, Black history, and Women's history go hand in hand. Click through for video clips from the Wednesdays in Mississippi documentary and discussion questions to illuminate and inspire you this February.
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Appearance of photographer Annie Leibovitz's first cover photograph for Rolling Stone, featuring John Lennon.
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