Passover Message from the President

Dear members of the ICJW and friends, In this time of celebration and reflection, I write to you with sincere wishes of peace, joy and blessings on the occasion of Passover. May this festivity of freedom and renewal be for each of you and your families a time of deep connection with our roots, as […]

17th European Regional Conference in Bratislava

FROM TRADITION TO THE FUTURE Diversity and Unity of Judaism in Challenging Europe ICJW’s European Conference in Bratislava will be hosted by ICJW’s Slovakian Affiliate’s President Marta Györiova, with the support of ICJW’s European Chair Alice Vesela and Vice Chair for Europe Cornelia Levi. With distinguished guest speakers, local leaders, experts and influentual stakeholders from […]

Uniting Voices for Peace

ICJW President Lilian Grinberg attended an interfaith event in Mexico City on Wednesday March 20, called “Uniting Voices for Peace” at which religious leaders united to pray for the Jewish people, for peace for Israel, and for Mexico. In a gesture of unity and solidarity, the Central Committee of the Jewish Community of Mexico organized an interreligious meeting […]

Speaking for Jewish Women on Women & Girls in Conflict

ICJW’s representative at the Religions for Peace organization was one of the speakers at their virtual parallel event during the UN 68th Commission on the Status of Women on March 13.  This event was entitled:  “At the Frontlines: Multi-Stakeholder Action for Women & Girls in Conflict.” Religions for Peace is an international coalition of representatives […]

Creating Joy in Times of Crisis

Uplifting the Transparent  Victims: This Purim, we must not forget the thousands of Israelis displaced from their homes and living in hotels across the country. Prof. Zehavit Gross, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Chairholder, UNESCO Chair for Values Education, Tolerance & Peace,  Bar-Ilan University, Israel From the war that began on October 7, […]

International Women’s Day 2024

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT – Lilian Grinberg On this International Women’s Day, I want to celebrate the strength, courage and resilience that each of you brings to the world. Today, we pay tribute to women of all ages, backgrounds and trajectories, whose contributions have been fundamental in all aspects of society. In a world that […]

ICJW at the Human Rights Council

ICJW’s representative to the United Nations-Geneva, Léonie de Picciotto introduced Prof. Marcelo Kohen who spoke at the 55th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on February 26, 2024. Marcelo Kohen, Emeritus Professor of International Law, Geneva Graduate Institute and Former Secretary-General of the Institute of International Law (Institut de Droit International) – […]

NCJW Campaigning Against Sexual Violence

National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz spoke at Wednesday, February 14’s U.S. Congressional Roundtable to raise awareness of this sexual and gender-based violence on October 7 and since then against the hostages in Hamas captivity. Watch the video of her speech on Facebook: Read her speech in full: We are here today […]

Remembering the Shoah with Evelyn Askolovitch

In 2022, Léonie de Picciotto interviewed her friend and ICJW colleague Evelyn Askolovitch about her survival story and her personal take on combatting antisemitism. An edited version was included in the ICJW Newsletter in 2022, but here we reproduce the entire interview. My dear friend Evelyn, we have known each other practically forever; your parents, […]

Remembering the Hostages: Day 100

ICJW’s affiliate in Israel, the Council of Women’s Organizations (CWOI) held an event on  Sunday 14 January to mark 100 days of the war against Hamas, and 100 days that 136 hostages remain in Hamas captivity. The event marked 100 days since women, men, the elderly and children were kidnapped by Hamas. After 100 days […]