JWA's educational philosophy is based on the idea that historical documents (photographs, letters, posters, sermons, etc.) can provide an entry point to almost any aspect of Jewish life. Primary sources can provide a fresh take on an old idea, and their modern context is interesting and relatable to students of all ages. The Jewish Women's Archive is committed to training and supporting educators through a variety of professional development opportunities and resources.
Featuring a range of fast-paced, interactive programs with JWA staff, content experts, and members of JWA's National Educators Network, our Online Learning Programs explore new stories about Jewish heroes and Jewish activism. Each session includes opportunities to discuss ideas and participate in modeled techniques for leading primary source-based learning in your educational setting. These programs are made possible by the Dorot Foundation and the Crown Family Philanthropies.