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Women in Jewish History
Edit-a-thon 2016
Women in Jewish History 2016 Wiki Logo.png
When and Where
DateSunday, June 5, 2016
Time12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
AddressCenter for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
City, StateNew York City, New York 10011

The Center for Jewish History hosted an edit-a-thon centered on the topic of women in Jewish history on Sunday, June 5, 2016.

Partners included the Jewish Women's Archive and Lilith magazine. This event ran concurrently with a virtual edit-a-thon with Women in Red.

This event was part of the Jewish Women's History Initiative at the Center for Jewish History, which highlights the lives and accomplishments of Jewish women.

Expanding coverage of Jewish women on Wikipedia makes these women and their creations discoverable, addresses the gender bias on Wikipedia in a positive way, and works to correct imbalances archival collecting practice and institutional projects that have historically silenced women's narratives.

This edit-a-thon was also a continuation of a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons centered on Jewish women. More on previous Wikipedia events can be seen at the 2014 Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon Meetup page and the Center's GLAM Wiki page.

Two new editors get expert help
Rebecca Gratz
Six Shirtwaist Strike women 1909
Looking east in reading room of Center for Jewish History

Event information[edit]

Before the event

  1. Please create a Wikipedia account
  2. If you already have a Wikipedia account, please add your username below as well.

During the event

  • Please bring a laptop with you!
  • Light refreshments will be provided.
  • Make edits! Ask questions! Be bold!


Please add your Wikipedia username to the appropriate section below.


  1. Lange.lea (talk) 15:21, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
  2. Sarah.r.glover
  3. Glowinska (talk) 20:04, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
  4. DavidBibliophile (talk) 19:32, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
  5. Lutzv (talk) 19:35, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
  6. RachelCMiller (talk) 13 May 2016
  7. mhaier
  8. Rh236
  9. DGG ( talk ) 19:29, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  10. Barbara Lerner Spectre (talk) 22:42, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  11. Emlg (talk) June 5 2016
  12. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:40, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
  13. kosboot (talk) 16:16, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
  14. Jordan Hoch
  15. BrillLyle (talk) 16:48, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
  16. Naomi.Danis (talk) 17:49, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
  17. Reggyglass (talk) 18:05, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
  18. Jeremyb (talk) 19:58, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
  19. Halincydau
  20. NewEnglandDoug


  1. Kschlot1 (talk) 17:37, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
  2. Fouetté rond de jambe en tournant 23:50, 27 May 2016 (UTC)
  3. czar 03:53, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Possible articles to edit[edit]

Below is a list of articles that would benefit from edits and expansion during the edit-a-thon. Many thanks to Wikiproject Jewish Women for many of these!

Women covered in Jewish Women's Archive Encyclopedia[edit]

Women covered in Jewish Women's Archive Encyclopedia

The following are women and organizations covered by the Jewish Women's Archive Encyclopedia. The encyclopedia could be used as a source for articles about them.