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  • 12 Influential Jewish Women of History

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on August 25, 2016 | Share

    Congress designated August 26 Women’s Equality Day in recognition of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. To celebrate Women’s Equality Day, we’ll explore the stories of 12 influential Jewish women to honor the accomplishments and individuals that shaped our history. Bella Abzug – “Battling Bella” was a U.S. Representative and women’s rights activist in the 1960s and…

  • On May 26, Hannah Vigran, one of the 25 students who took part in the 2016 March of the Living trip, uploaded a video to YouTube. This video was shared within the Mayerson JCC, deeply effecting those who saw it. Within its 14 minute and 13 second run-time, Hannah and fellow March of the Living participants explored the history of the…

  • Understanding Your Past & Building Your Future

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on March 30, 2016 | Share

    “If our students are going to be prepared to participate as active citizens shaping the world of tomorrow, they must understand that history didn’t just happen, it was made, and that they have a place in making the choices that will become the history of tomorrow.” Susan Graseck, National Council for the Social Studies We all wear many hats…

  • 5 Questions with Jennifer Teege

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on March 21, 2016 | Share

    On March 31 at 7pm, Jennifer Teege author of “My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me,” will be visiting the Mayerson JCC.  But her visit marks much more than a simple author discussion. Teege’s life story is unusual – and riveting. Adopted as a child, Teege knew that her mother was German and her father Nigerian. She kept contact infrequently,…