Welcome from the ICJW President

Welcome to the new website of the International Council of Jewish Women. I hope that you found the information about our organisation that you were looking for. If not please contact us and and we will try to respond as soon as possible. Since being installed in May 2018 at the Quadrennial Convention held in […]

Tribute to June Jacobs

By Sharon Shenhav Saddened by the death of June Jacobs, Former President of ICJW, I wanted to share my memories of a 30 year friendship. As a friend, I would stop off in London on my travels from Israel to the US to stay at June’s London home and go to the theater with her.  […]

June Jacobs CBE

ICJW members around the world were very sad to hear of the passing of June Jacobs CBE, who served as President of the International Council of Jewish Women from 1996 – 2002. Penelope Conway, current President of ICJW, describes June as one of her major influences. “I served with June on the National Alliance of […]

ICJW at the International Council of Women

The European Centre of the International Council of Women held their Spring Meeting in London on June 30, 2018, to celebrate the centenary of women having the vote in the UK. Aviva Kohlman, ICJW’s representative on the International Council of Jewish Women, attended the meeting together with Penelope Conway, ICJW’s new president. During the three-day […]

Community Service Projects Around the World

The 2018 E-Links Community Service Newsletter has just been published, with news from affiliates around the world. Read about our community service projects run by Jewish women’s organizations from South Africa to Croatia, and from Hungary to Uruguay. In the spirit of Tikkun Olam,  ICJW affiliates are making a difference to the lives of thousands of […]

ICJW Inaugurates New President

Penelope Conway was invested as President of the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) at their Quadrennial Convention in Sydney, Australia, on May 30, 2018, by former President Sharon Gustafson. Penelope is the third British woman to lead this worldwide organization during its 100 year history. Over the next four years, she looks forward to […]

Inspiration at our Convention in Sydney

Female Jewish leaders from 16 countries around the world enjoyed ICJW’s inspiring 3-day Quadrennial Convention in Sydney, Australia in May 2018. The theme of the Convention was Evolving Beyond Tradition – the Impact of Women’s Perspectives and Developing Roles. Female role models from Australian political life were among the keynote speakers and guests at the […]

ICJW Activists at UN CSW62

Eight senior representatives from ICJW attended the CSW62 events at UN Headquarters in New York City from March 12-23, 2018.   In March each year, the ICJW team at the UN in New York attends events taking place during the two week Commission on the Status of Women meetings, where thousands of global women come to participate. […]

Attending UN CSW62

Two ICJW Executive Members – Vivien Brass, Chair of ICJW’s Asia Pacific Region, and Susie Ivany OAM, Vice-Chair of the ICJW Committee on the Status of Women in Jewish Law – traveled from Australia to New York to attend UN CSW62 for the first time. The theme of the Commission on the Status of Women was […]


The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women takes place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. Its theme this year is Empowering Rural Women & Girls. The Priority Theme is “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls” […]