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Review for Jewish Women's Archive, Brookline, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am an education director of a large religious school, and also do a lot of teacher training in our local area. I use the website for planning curriculum content and activity ideas, as a resource for historical facts and information and to download copies of primary source documents. It is the only Jewish website that I have found where I can find primary source materials in depth, and then the added bonus is the lesson plans. Last year, I presented a workshop (titled "History Alive"on using primary souce documents to teach history in the religious school -the two places I used for research, materials and teaching ideas was JWA and the Library of Congress. I believe that the JWA website is equal to the material on the Library of Congress Website and combining materials from both sites allowed me to present activities and content that was well-rounded. The workshop was well-received by the 35 participants.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

using the website to create great lessons

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add more and more!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

everything is right there on the website, and well-organized.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

have had personal contact with most of the staff, and all were kind, committed to the mission of the organization, listening to users of the website and their products and very helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Archive ALL Jewish historic materials and make it accessible to the public on a free website. Also continue to run more and more training workshops showing people how to use the material and make history come alive. And then finally develop an web museu

Ways to make it better...

there was more primary source materials, and more lesson plan ideas.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I would imagine it is money to hire people to make the archival information web accessible.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a great organization that serve the Jewish community well!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Planning teacher training, helping teachers with lesson plans, finding content for our history lessons.