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Shira Eve Epstein Papers

Identifier: P-776

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains research files, notes, correspondence, and interview cassette tapes created in the process of writing her bachelor's thesis, "The Havurah Movement and Jewish Feminism: Preserving While Re-envisioning Judaism," which is also included in the collection.


  • 1960-1999


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at

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Biographical Note

Shira Eve Epstein is a Jewish educator and professor. She graduated from Rutgers University in 1999. She began her career as a middle school teacher in New York City and received her doctorate from the Teachers College at Columbia University in 2007. She was a board member for Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. Her research is focused on methods of teaching social problems through curriculum and civic education. As of this writing (2016) she is the director of the Social Studies Education Program at the City College of New York (CCNY).


1 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box and 1 flat box)


This collection contains the files of Shira Eve Epstein, a Jewish educator and professor, most of which were used as research for her bachelor's thesis, "The Havurah Movement and Jewish Feminism: Preserving While Re-envisioning Judaism."


Arranged into two series:

  1. Series I: Writings, 1960-1999
  2. Series II: Interviews, 1990s

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to AJHS in 2002 by Shira Epstein. The accession number associated with this collection is 2002.007.

Processing Information

In 2016, a container list and top level description was added to the finding aid.

Guide to the Shira Eve Epstein Papers, 1960-1999 P-776
Processed by Nicole Greenhouse
© 2016
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Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2016: Added additional top level description and container list.
  • December 2020: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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