The Women of Egypt – In Those Days and in Ours

“In the merit of righteous women that were in that generation, the Jewish people were redeemed from Egypt” (Sotah, 11b:4) Sitting in front of the keyboard, I want to write you some thoughts on the current, challenging situation, but it’s not an easy task. These are tough, complicated times. The COVID-19 crisis requires us to […]

CWOI Petitions the Knesset

On March 25, 2020, the Council of Women’s Organizations in Israel – ICJW’s Israel affiliate – petitioned the Knesset  about the lack of leadership of the country, due to failed coalition negotiations, and about the absence of women from the temporary government committees. Oshrit Setbon, Chair of the CWOI, has written to the leaders of […]

Unchain My Heart Campaign

ICJW is promoting the Get your Gett International Agunah Day Campaign, focusing on March 9 – the date of the Fast of Esther, which was chosen because it symbolizes Jewish women campaigning for their rights. In honour of International Agunah Day on the Fast of Esther (March 9, 2020), Jewish organisations around the world are […]

Speaking out on Human Rights

ICJW’s Karmela Belinki addressed the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on February 26, 2020, as one of four representatives of Civil Society who took the floor on the third day of the High Level Segment. She was invited by the Geneva NGO Committee on Human Rights, and she spoke about gender […]

Israel’s Women’s Party

For the first time in its history, Israel has a Women’s Party running in the March 2 election – the Kol Hanashim Party. Israel’s first women’s political party represents the diverse social fabric of Israel. The party will run in the 2020 Knesset elections to bring about gender equality, participation of diverse women in decision […]

International Women’s Day 2020 and CSW64

March 8 2020 – International Women’s Day – will be marked and commemorated in ICJW Affiliate Organizations world-over. Most unfortunately, as a result of the widening Coronavirus, the UN NY based Commission on the Status of Women has been cancelled. The many thousands of intending participants included sixteen ICJW members of which several had been […]

The Path to Peace

ICJW is involved in the campaign: UNRWA: Stop Teaching Hate, which examines the curriculum of hatred that is being taught to Palestinian children. They have put together a presentation about this issue entitled “The Path to Peace”. Campaign founder and co-chair Dr. Joan Lurie Goldberg  says “We believe that the path to peace begins in […]

Jewish, Arab, Druze Youth Visit Yad Vashem

Volunteers from the Jewish, Arab and Druze national civic service attended a joint multicultural ceremony to commemorate Jewish victims of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. National Civic Service in Israel is a voluntary alternative for those who do not serve in the Israel Defense Forces, consisting primarily of Religious Zionist women and Arab […]

United Nations New York Holocaust Memorial Ceremonies

January 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the ending of World War II, and the establishment of the United Nations, with the aim of building a world that is just and peaceful. ICJW representatives Madeleine Brecher, Fran Butensky, Joan Lurie Goldberg and Judy Mintz represented attended several remembrance events at the […]

Lest We Forget – UN Geneva

Eftihia Simha, one of ICJW’s representatives to the UN in Geneva, attended the opening of the exhibition ‘Lest We Forget’ to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day in January 2020. The exhibition took place at the Hall des Pas Perdus at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva. It was co-organized by the Delegation of the […]