ICJW’s fascinating history

Dr. Nelly Las has updated the history of ICJW in the Jewish Women’s Archives, now renamed the Shalvi/HymanEncyclopedia of Jewish Women. She did so with help from many members of the ICJW Executive and Presidents past and present. You can read the complete article here: https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/international-council-of-jewish-women The article includes many historic and recent photographs of […]

Nothing stops ICJW’s affiliates!

Even a global pandemic could not stop ICJW’s affiliates around the world from working day and night to help their local communities. We present some examples of their hard work in our latest E-Links Community Action newsletter. From Croatia to Costa Rica, and from Hungary to Mexico, you can read about how different Jewish community […]

Voices of Women Leaders Webinar

The second Webinar in ICJW’s Bridging the Gap series included the voices of four women leaders from ICJW- affiliated Jewish women’s organizations in Greece, Poland, South Africa and Sweden. The online webinar took place on Wednesday April 21. Click here to watch the video Here are the bios of the four participants: Karolina Schnaider from […]

Who is Nasrin?

Who is Nasrin Sotoudeh?  Why does she matter so much? Debby Altow, Vice President of ICJW and Vice President of NCJW Canada, explains. In December 2020, Queens University in Canada conferred an honorary degree on the Iranian human rights campaigner Nasrin Sotoudeh, to recognize her profound contributions to the decades-long struggle for human rights and […]

Promoting Jewish Women in Sweden

Karoline Schnaider tells the story of one of ICJW’s newest and youngest affiliates – the Swedish Jewish Women’s Society in Malmö, Sweden. One evening, during the fall of 2016, a group of friends met together over dinner in order to discuss an issue of great interest and importance to us all: our need for a […]

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 […]