ICJW Panama Declaration

We, the Executive Committee of the International Council of Jewish Women, representing 34 affiliates worldwide, meeting in Panama City in November 2023, strongly condemn the unprecedented torture and  massacre of innocent civilians, including children and babies, and the systematic use of gender-based violence against women in Israel perpetrated by the Hamas terrorist organization on October 7, […]

Commemorating the 85th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

Judy Mintz and Joan Lurie Goldberg report on a commemorative event on November 9, 2023, hosted by the Touro University Hans Goldschmidt Institute for Human Rights and The Holocaust. This annual event, chaired by Professor Anne Bayefsky, began with a reminder of why during this most critical time since October 7th we must also remember […]

La Pregunta Judía – The Jewish Question

English translation follows this Spanish article by Adina Chelminsky. ¿Será momento de preguntarnos si la respuesta, en las calles del mundo, ante lo ocurrido en Israel Y Palestina tiene un toque de antisemitismo? La semana pasada me marcó mi hijo que estudia fuera de México. Se me hizo raro porque es bastante independiente pero me […]

Letter to Israel & Our Israeli Affiliates

October 9,2023 These are difficult times,  and we want to express our deepest solidarity with you. Recent events have been shocking and troubling, and we stand with you in this time of trial. We strongly condemn the violence and attacks that have affected so many people in your country. No one deserves to live in […]

Mama Flo & Day of the Girl

To mark International Day of the Girl on October 11, we profile the Mama Flo campaign by the Union of Jewish Women of South Africa, which aims to find short and long-term sustainable solutions to period poverty. 

Helping Girls

Celebrating the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl October 11th, 2023, marks the commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the United Nations International Day of the Girl (IDG).  This year’s theme is “Digital Generation, Our Generation” providing a platform for the global community to understand the disadvantages girls face online.  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres […]

New Year Message from President Lilian

Este mensaje aparece a continuación en español. Dear Affiliates, On this very special occasion of Rosh Hashanah, I want to take a moment to reflect on the journey we have traveled together as a united team in service to others. Over this past year, we have faced challenges and celebrated achievements, and every step of […]

Doing Good on Mandela Day

“South Africa has a special affinity with Mandela Day, as we feel, and rightly so, that Madiba belongs to us”, says Bev Goldman, National President of the Union of Jewish Women in South Africa. Madiba is a title of respect for South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela, deriving from his Xhosa clan name.  In honour […]

Working with the National Democratic Institute on Building Coalitions

Dr. Katalin Pécsi-Pollner runs ICJW’s Hungary affiliate Esther’s House Association and represents them on the NDI program, together with representatives from ICJW’s affiliates from Poland, and the Czech Republic. Five ICJW women met up last week at the NDI coalition-building conference in Prague. Katalin explains the background to the event. The National Democratic Institute The […]