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 […]

Cultural Heritage in Georgia

To celebrate the European Day of Cultural Heritage on September 30th, 2018, the International Foundation “LEA” & Council of Jewish Women in Georgia organized an event at the Museum of History of the Jews of Georgia and Georgia-Jewish Relations. The affiliate President, Prof. Marine Solomonishvili, presented her guidebook on “Heritage and Jewish Architecture in Georgia”. […]

Protecting the Rights of Older Persons

On the UN International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2018, the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, paid tribute to all those human rights advocates and heroes of everyday life for their passionate struggle to bring about change in the lives of older people. She […]

Rosh Hashana, Prayer & Agency

Hannah’s story shows us how independent women can – through their personal prayers and unmediated approach to G-d – change reality and create a better world. A Seasonal Message from Dr. Zehavit Gross, Vice Chair of the ICJW Jewish Education Committee. Rosh Hashana is a time of renewal, agency, and prayers for a good year […]

NCJW Relocates HQ to Washington

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is moving its headquarters from New York to Washington, in order to enhance their power to make change happen on the most urgent social and economic challenges facing women, children, and families. Led by new President Beatrice Kahn, this move marks the start of a new chapter as […]

ICJW and Oz Harvest Fight Food Waste

Do you have food in your kitchen that will probably end up in the bin? Did this happen last week as well? Take a look at the food in your fridge and the bread, potatoes and fruit in bowls or bags in the larder or on the table. Can you guarantee that all of it […]