The Jewish Women’s Archive JWA

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The mission of the Jewish Women’s Archive JWA is to uncover, chronicle, and transmit to a broad public the rich history of American Jewish women … (about 1/2).

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About 2/2: … A national non-profit organization founded in 1995 and based in Brookline, MA, the Jewish Women’s Archive presents the stories, struggles, and achievements of Jewish women in North America. We create and disseminate educational materials, develop partnerships, sponsor programs, conduct and support original research, and maintain an innovative website all designed to help us understand our past and shape our future.

The website offers a Virtual Archive, curricula and other educational materials, a variety of online exhibits, oral history guides, a blog, a growing collection of reminiscences of recently deceased Jewish women, and a myriad of other resources for anyone interested in the experiences of American Jewish women, both celebrated and unheralded.

In 2007 the Jewish Women’s Archive branched out into film, producing Making Trouble, a prizewinning documentary about three generations of funny Jewish women, featuring Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner, and Wendy Wasserstein. Shown at over 60 film festivals in 2008, Making Trouble will also be released on DVD and shown on cable television.

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