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 […]

Women of Action in South Africa

The Union of Jewish Women South Africa (UJW) is committed to bettering the lives of all South Africans, offering them freedom from the constraints of poverty, loneliness, lack of education, unemployment and hunger.  Myra Goldenbaum reports on some of the on-going success stories from their smaller branches. East London Members of this branch spent time […]

New Community Center in Colombia

In 2017 the Fundación Amigos De La Comunidad Golda Meir set up the Golda Meir Community Development Center (CDC) in Colombia, which is now attracting 180 children, 90 adults – mostly mothers who are heads of households – and 70 seniors to the Center each week. They are providing an oasis of support in the middle […]

Hand in Hand with the League

The League of Jewish Women in the UK runs a “Hand in Hand” welfare rota, offering hand and arm massages to elderly people in hospitals and residential homes, often to people with dementia. Massaging hands, wrists and arms is for many elderly people the only form of physical contact that they have with another person.  It […]