Bringing Miriam to the Table

Let us add to the Seder table a fifth cup – a beautiful glass of water in honor of Miriam, the sister of Moses, as a Feminist act that cherishes and recognizes Miriam’s unique contribution to the Exodus of the Children of Israel from bondage to redemption! A Passover message written for ICJW by Prof. […]

Meeting Women from Around the World

Report on the UN Commission on the Status of Women Reported by Madeleine Brecher, Fran Butensky, Penelope Conway, Joan Lurie Goldberg, Judy Mintz, & Sara Winkowski The two weeks of CSW63 in March 2019 were packed with trainings, deliberations,  regional meetings, government and civil society events, and lots of networking AND socializing. In our brief […]

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 […]

Consejo Uruguayo de Mujeres Judias

The Council of Jewish Women of Uruguay was founded in 1966 by two visionary women, Clarita Pelenur and Dora Prusky with the support and help of Dr. Rosita de Herczeg. They immediately affiliated to the International Council of Jewish Women. From the very beginning, the objectives aimed to  train and organize voluntary work as well […]

National Council of Jewish Women

Founded in 1893, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) in the United States of America is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights […]

Judisk Kvinnoklubben, Stockholm

Our Swedish affiliate is JKK – the Judiska Kvinnoklubben of Stockholm. JKK is a rather small society, but it is fairly active in the Swedish Jewish community. We participate in several kinds of voluntary work, especially at the Jewish Home for the Elderly in Stockholm. We pay regular visits there and arrange entertainments, from showing films […]

Consejo Espanol de Mujeres Israelitas (CEMI)

CEMI is based in the Spanish capital Madrid and has 150 members. They have met regularly every Tuesday for the past 36 years for a program of cultural activities that attracts an average of 30 to 40 women. CEMI supports their local Jewish school, Centro de Estudios Ibn Gabirol, which has approximately 300 students, funding […]

Union of Jewish Women of South Africa

The Union of Jewish Women of South Africa (UJW of SA), established in 1931, is a dynamic national organisation which has branches in six major cities around the country. We concentrate our efforts on two sections of society:  the needy in our own Jewish communities in the six cities and on the disadvantaged in the general […]

Association ESTER

Association ESTER is the organization of Jewish women in Slovakia based in the town of Košice, the second largest city in Slovakia. In January 2010, our organization celebrated its 10th birthday, but we started to organize our activities already 15 years ago as a club for Jewish women. The main aim of Association ESTER is to […]