World Environment Day

ICJW’s Co-Chair for Environment & Sustainable Development, Dr. Joan Lurie, explains how political compromise can destroy our best intentions to save the planet. We are all aware that the planet is in trouble.  In some cases, we know what to fix and even how to fix it.  But that does not happen – often, political […]

Important Events in Geneva

Mary Liling and Léonie de Picciotto represent ICJW in Geneva. Here are their reports on just two of the events that they have attended recently. CEDAW Report Launch Mary and Léonie were invited by Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari to attend a launch event on May 12, 2023, for the second edition of “The UN Convention on […]

Statement on Israel

The executive meeting of the International Council of Jewish Women meeting in Zürich, Switzerland in May 2023, representing over 1 million Jewish women in 34 countries around the world, is deeply concerned that if the proposed legislation in Israel is enacted, the rights of women will be adversely impacted. ICJW joins with our Israeli affiliate […]

Meeting in Zurich

ICJW’s Executive will meet in May in Zurich, hosted by our Swiss affiliate the Swiss Union of Jewish Women’s Organizations. The participants will explore the city and hear about local organizations including the Swiss Jewish Refugee and Welfare Organization. Members of the executive will report on the work of their affiliates and committees, including reports […]

Passover Greeting from the President

Passover is the quintessential family celebration in Judaism. We remember the liberation of the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt, that is, the creation of the people of Israel, the formation of a people as such.”   In the weeks leading up to Passover there is an important movement in any Jewish house, we clean, tidy, […]

Technology & Education: Public and Private Partnerships Around the World

ICJW co-sponsored a parallel event at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, under the auspices of the CSW67 Forum, together with co-sponsors Generations United and World ORT.  Under the title “Technology and Education: Public and Private Partnerships around the world, the speakers discussed educational partnerships in Israel, the USA, […]

International Agunah Day 2023

International Agunah Day is traditionally commemorated on Ta’anit Esther, the Fast of Esther, the day before Purim. This year, considering the current situation in Israel vis a vis the impending changes to the judiciary, we must be especially mindful of the plight of Agunot. It appears that the Beth Din in Israel will gain increased […]

International Women’s Day

Message from Robyn Lenn OAM, Chair of the ICJW Status of Women Committee  March 8 is a date which should be known by every woman in every country! It is important to you, to all women, and to our organisations. It is the date on which International Women’s Day has been celebrated all over the world […]

Women’s Rights in Israel

The International Council of Jewish Women expresses support for the struggle of the women’s organizations in Israel and stands united in opposition to the planned reform of Israel’s judicial system. Version en español en la parte inferior.  The proposed radical transformation of power between the branches of government will have direct dire consequences for Israeli […]

2023 Holocaust Remembrance and Education

Dr. Joan Lurie Goldberg and Judy Mintz, ICJW Representatives to the United Nations in New York, participated in a number of events to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2023. Here is their report. Outreach Program on the Holocaust: Theme:  Home and Belonging Exploring how victims adjusted their ideas of “home” and “belonging” as […]