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 […]

Humans of Conflict in Prague

The Czech Council of Jewish Women organized a discussion about the Grassroots Struggle for Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians, as part of the FORUM 2000 – Festival of Democracy in Prague in October 2019. CJW President Alice Gruenfeld Vesela explains how they invited two speakers from the Middle East to attend the conference and speak […]

ICJW New York Meets ICJW Uganda

Reported by Madeleine Brecher,  August 19, 2019 A few months ago, we learned that we had an ICJW affiliate in Uganda, and that two of our ICJW sisters would be working in a camp in the U.S. this summer. Would we like to meet them when camp was over and they were passing through NY? […]

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 […]