2018 Activities in Bulgaria

Despina Staneva, President of the Council of Jewish Women in Bulgaria, reports on a year of exciting activities in Bulgaria, including a multinational festival of cuisine and a seminar on preventing violence against women. On March 7th, on the eve of the International Women’s Day, we organized a thematic evening where we discussed the Council […]

Holocaust Remembrance in Bulgaria

In 2018 Bulgaria marked the 75th anniversary of the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from sending them to the Nazi death camps. This anniversary, although happy for us, has a bitter taste because at the same time more than 11,000 Jews from the lands in neighboring Greece, Serbia and Macedonia, which were administratively ruled by […]

Activities in Cuba

Marlen Prinstein, chair of the Asociación Femenina Hebrea de Cuba, reports that they are holding regular quarterly meetings, bringing together women from all the synagogues in Havana to provide them with news about Israel, which is not generally accessible in Cuba, and having discussions on issues of importance to women, including the relevance of women […]

Campaigning to Reform UNRWA

ICJW is actively involved in a new campaign to reform UNRWA – the United Nations Relief and Works Agency that actively promotes the indoctrination of Palestinian children to grow up hating Israel and Jews. Joan Lurie Goldberg, one of ICJW’s representatives at the United Nations in New York, is leading a new advocacy and social […]

ICJW Executive Meeting in Paris

The ICJW Executive met in November 2018 in Paris to discuss their priorities for the coming years. They convened in the Center Rachi, visited the Paris Jewish Museum, and enjoyed a Seine River Cruise and other opportunities for sight-seeing and networking with the local Jewish community. Almost 40 women attended from Australia, USA, Latin America, […]

Union of Jewish Women of Uganda

The Union of Jewish Women of Uganda represents the women of the Abayudaya tribe in the villages of Putti and Nasenyi in Eastern Uganda in East Africa. Their community, the Kahal Kadosh Shearit Yisrael, has been practicing Judaism with assistance from the American Jewish community. However, during the presidency of Idi Amin, Judaism was outlawed […]

ICJW Greece

ICJW Greece is based in Athens. Their chair is Efti Simha, who represents ICJW at the United Nations in Geneva, and their president is Augustine Almyroudi. Their goal is to establish a Jewish community center known as “Mind Space” in Athens where people of all ages can meet, work and study.  They also plan to […]

Prioritizing Girls

October 11 is the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child – a day dedicated to raising international awareness of issues facing girls around the world, such as education, nutrition, child marriage, legal and medical rights. Speaking at the ICJW Quadrennial Convention in Sydney in May 2018, Professor Gillian Triggs, who heads a UN […]

Preserving the History of ICJW

ICJW is one of only a few international Jewish organizations whose historical archive is hosted by the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem and updated regularly. Updating the ICJW Archive Dee Hart and Sarah Manning from ICJW visited the Central Archives to deposit documents from the Presidency of Robyn Lenn […]

Opposing Sexual Objectification

ICJW is proud to join the Collective Shout campaign against the Honey Birdette international retail chain for continually objectifying women in their advertisements and displays in public spaces. The ICJW Status of Women Committee continues to campaign against the sexual objectification of women and girls. A culture in which women are valued primarily for their […]