London Climate Change Seminar

The League of Jewish Women in the UK celebrated International Women’s Day with a Social Issues seminar entitled: “Climate Change – Some Like It Hot”. The underlying message of the day was that the cost of not dealing with climate change far outweighs the cost of seeking solutions, and that time is running out. The […]

Women of Peace in Belgium

In December, 2018, Nadine Iarchy, ICJW’s Chair of Interfaith and Intercultural, was chosen as one of 21 Women of Peace in Belgium. Nadine was chosen because of her interfaith work and her other activities. The ceremony to honour the 21 chosen Women of Peace 2018 took place at the Belgian Senate and was organized by the […]

Human Rights & Women’s Rights

The League of Jewish Women in London held their Human Rights Day Seminar on Wednesday 12th December 2018, discussing women’s rights on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Rabbi Lee Wax spoke on behalf of Jewish Women’s Aid, which supports 600 women and 100 children in the UK, but know that […]

Campaigning in Canada

Debbie Wasserman, president of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC), reports on their current campaign projects concerning Human Trafficking, Jewish Genetic Diseases, and Organ & Tissue Donation. NCJWC is now 121 years old and we are the longest standing Jewish women’s organization in Canada.  NCJWC prides itself on identifying Jewish and non-Jewish […]

Advocacy & Social Welfare in the USA

Felicia Anchor reports on the latest advocacy and social action news from the National Council of Jewish Women-USA. NCJW-USA is led by President, Beatrice Kahn and CEO, Nancy K. Kaufman. They recently relocated their headquarters to Washington DC, combining their New York and DC offices. They also announced the retirement of their CEO Nancy Kaufman. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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”. […]

Cultural and Inter-Religious Cooperation in Hungary

Dr. Katalin Pécsi-Pollner reports from the Esther’s House Association for Jewish Culture and Feminist Values in Hungary.   Checking School Books Against a background of increasing anti-Semitism and Holocaust revisionism in Hungary, Esthers House has an important role to play in monitoring new Hungarian schoolbooks for 5th to 12th grade students. At the request of […]