Showing Solidarity in South Africa

Lynne Raphaely from the Union of Jewish Women in South Africa reports on three important interfaith projects with South Africa’s Chinese and Muslim communities. Showing solidarity with the Chinese Community In March 2020, members of the Johannesburg Jewish community prepared for the upcoming Purim festival in a unique way by doing their pre-Purim shopping at […]

ICJW in Times of International Crisis

By Dee Hart, Sydney, Australia,  28 April 2020 A couple of days ago, Past ICJW President Robyn Lenn OAM dropped at my front gate her spare copy of the book by Nelly Las – “Jewish Women in a Changing World : A history of the international Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) 1899-1995” – suggesting it […]

Israel’s Women’s Party

For the first time in its history, Israel has a Women’s Party running in the March 2 election – the Kol Hanashim Party. Israel’s first women’s political party represents the diverse social fabric of Israel. The party will run in the 2020 Knesset elections to bring about gender equality, participation of diverse women in decision […]

Humans of Conflict in Prague

The Czech Council of Jewish Women organized a discussion about the Grassroots Struggle for Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians, as part of the FORUM 2000 – Festival of Democracy in Prague in October 2019. CJW President Alice Gruenfeld Vesela explains how they invited two speakers from the Middle East to attend the conference and speak […]

ICJW New York Meets ICJW Uganda

Reported by Madeleine Brecher,  August 19, 2019 A few months ago, we learned that we had an ICJW affiliate in Uganda, and that two of our ICJW sisters would be working in a camp in the U.S. this summer. Would we like to meet them when camp was over and they were passing through NY? […]

London Climate Change Seminar

The League of Jewish Women in the UK celebrated International Women’s Day with a Social Issues seminar entitled: “Climate Change – Some Like It Hot”. The underlying message of the day was that the cost of not dealing with climate change far outweighs the cost of seeking solutions, and that time is running out. The […]

Women of Peace in Belgium

In December, 2018, Nadine Iarchy, ICJW’s Chair of Interfaith and Intercultural, was chosen as one of 21 Women of Peace in Belgium. Nadine was chosen because of her interfaith work and her other activities. The ceremony to honour the 21 chosen Women of Peace 2018 took place at the Belgian Senate and was organized by the […]