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 […]

World Refugee Day in Prague

On World Refugee Day – June 20, 2023 – the Council of Jewish Women of the Czech Republic and the Prague Jewish Community hosted 20 Ukrainian refugees for an elegant tea party. They invited members of the local Jewish community and other Jewish non-profit organizations in Prague, including the Foundation for Holocaust Victims, Ezra Seniors […]

Mitzvah Day Sunshine Across South Africa

The Union of Jewish Women South Africa (UJW SA), a national NGO with branches across the country, celebrated Mitzvah Day in November 2022, as it has done for many years. Mitzvah Day is an international event that brings together over 40,000 people around the world – Jewish and non-Jewish – who come together to give […]

Volunteering with Mexico’s Elderly Citizens

To mark the International Day of Older Persons, we visit ICJW’s affiliates in Mexico to hear about the support provided by Jewish volunteers in elderly homes, and the facilities provided for older persons in the Jewish community. For the last 9 years, Becky Stern has worked at two elderly homes as part of “Voluntarias judeo-mexicanas”, […]

Topical Statement on Solidarity with the Victims of the War in the Ukraine

May, 2022 The shocking invasion of Ukraine has subjected ordinary citizens, and especially women, children, and the elderly, to extreme vulnerability. The humanitarian needs both in Ukraine and among Ukrainian refugees are immediate and increasing. As war and related displacement heighten risks, especially with regard to sexual violence and human trafficking, the International Council of […]

ICJW Resolutions, May 2022

The following Resolutions were passed by the ICJW Executive at the ICJW Quadrennial Convention in Jerusalem, Israel, in May 2022, including Resolutions on women’s role in conflict resolution, and on the impact of climate change, and a Topical Statement on the war in the Ukraine. Click on the links to see the full text: RESOLUTION […]