The Covenant Grants

Women of Valor: Changing What We Teach and Learn about Jewish Women

Organization: Jewish Women's Archive, Brookline, MA

Grant Year: 1997

Project Director: Dr. Gail Twersky Reimer

Type of Grant: Signature

Grant Amount: $180,000 (2.5 years)


Curriculum Development and Training

To support a campaign to incorporate Jewish women into formal and informal curricula.

Women of Valor recognizes and highlights the lives and accomplishments of sixteen trailblazing Jewish women, each of whom had the courage and conviction to overcome the social, cultural, and religious barriers she faced in creating a more just and equitable world.

Women of Valor brings women’s history and female role models into the mainstream of Jewish and American life by making biographical information and historical context accessible through posters, and web exhibits, all of which provide a rich array of photographs, documents, artifacts, timelines, and quotations.

Components of Women of Valor are used by educators, scholars, community leaders, and students around the world, in schools, synagogues, community centers, national organizations, public libraries, and women’s studies programs, inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds with a wide range of role models.