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 […]

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 […]

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”, […]