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September 2012

The Other Side of Rosh Hashanah

setting sun and footprints Another year, another honey cake. Another opportunity for resolution, reconnection, and return (teshuva). In order to “return,” we need to depart. When we become a bat mitzvah, when we go off to college, start a new job, or move to across the country, there are farewells and thank you’s to impart. As Rosh Hashanah approaches, we not only enter a new year but exit the old one, and so it is a time for us to ask, “How do we honor our endings?” Read more »

2010 Institute for Educators

Gail presenting Twersky AwardIt’s September and students and teachers across the country have returned to their classrooms. Education, a foundation of our Jewish culture, is celebrated here at the archives. In an interview with Etta King, JWA’s Education Program Manager, we hear first hand about her role at JWA, which integrates her identities as a Jew, an educator, and a feminist. You can listen to Etta’s animated discussion of the Natalia Twersky Educator Award, given to a teacher who works in a Jewish setting and uses JWA materials creatively. Find out how you can apply.

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JWA Through the Eyes of an (Inspired) Intern 

One Harvard St., home of the Jewish Women's ArchiveEver wonder what happens behind the doors of JWA at One Harvard Street? You can get an insider’s glimpse of our world, our staff, our zest for “sharing stories and inspiring change” by reading a letter written by Gabrielle Orcha, who interned as blogger-in-chief for Jewesses with Attitude this summer. Her post begins: “It is with great pleasure that I write to you from a very special seat, at a very significant desk, at the offices of the Jewish Women’s Archive…” Read more »

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Middle image: Presentation of the Natalia Twersky Educator Award, JWA's Annual Luncheon, 2012. Photo: Joan Roth.

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