Where Are the Jewish Women on Wikipedia? Add Them! Free Event Sunday, May 4th

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Have you ever been surprised that Wikipedia doesn’t cover a particular Jewish woman of note? Maybe you’ve been tempted to improve existing Wikipedia articles about Jewish women, or you’re curious about Wikipedia in general. Perhaps you’d like to check out some of the resources the Center’s partners hold on Jewish women.

The Center for Jewish History invites you to join us, either on-site in New York City or from anywhere in the world, for the Women in Jewish History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. It’s on Sunday, May 4th, from noon to 5 p.m.; if you’re able to attend the event in person, the Center is at 15 W. 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). We’ll provide light refreshments.

No special knowledge of Jewish history or Wikipedia is required to participate. Experts will be on hand to demonstrate basic Wikipedia editing and to answer your questions, and you’ll have access to the resources you need. Of course, you can also participate virtually from wherever you are!

To participate here at the Center, please bring your own laptop. Whether you’re here in person or in spirit, get a head start by creating a Wikipedia user account. To do the latter, just click here.You can find more information and inspiration at our Wikipedia meetup page.

More free know-how: If you have a collection of irreplaceable artifacts at home—photos, old books, home movies, fragile documents—you’ll want to know how to preserve them as long as possible for generations to come. Our expert conservators recognized National Preservation Week with a series of posts containing sound advice for maintaining these precious artifacts. 

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