ICJW Newsletter: Many Voices

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR 2024 NEWSLETTER IN PDF FORMAT Introduction by Publisher Lilian Bosboom, Chair of ICJW’s Communications Committee: On October 7th, we were shocked to see the evil and dark side of the use of social media. On social media, we witnessed terrorists committing horrific and vile acts against a civilian population in […]

Jewish Women Welcomed by Slovakia President

The European Conference of the International Council of Jewish Women opened in Bratislava, Slovakia yesterday with greetings from the Slovakia’s President, Zuzana Čaputová, and other local dignitaries. The theme of the Conference is “From Tradition to the Future: Diversity and Unity of Judaism in Europe.” President Zuzana Čaputová is the first woman to hold the country’s presidency […]

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 […]

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 […]

Important Events in Geneva

Mary Liling and Léonie de Picciotto represent ICJW in Geneva. Here are their reports on just two of the events that they have attended recently. CEDAW Report Launch Mary and Léonie were invited by Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari to attend a launch event on May 12, 2023, for the second edition of “The UN Convention on […]

Statement on Israel

The executive meeting of the International Council of Jewish Women meeting in Zürich, Switzerland in May 2023, representing over 1 million Jewish women in 34 countries around the world, is deeply concerned that if the proposed legislation in Israel is enacted, the rights of women will be adversely impacted. ICJW joins with our Israeli affiliate […]

Technology & Education: Public and Private Partnerships Around the World

ICJW co-sponsored a parallel event at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, under the auspices of the CSW67 Forum, together with co-sponsors Generations United and World ORT.  Under the title “Technology and Education: Public and Private Partnerships around the world, the speakers discussed educational partnerships in Israel, the USA, […]

Georgia Remembers the Holocaust

Marine Solomonishvili reports on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day events held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on January 27, 2023, with the participation of the Council of Jewish Women in Georgia & Foundation LEA.   The first event was a Holocaust education seminar hosted by Ilia State University in Tbilisi, under the auspices of the Public Defender / Ombudsman […]

#WeRemember on Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Version en español en la parte inferior. Dear Friends, This last year was a difficult one for the Jewish people and other vulnerable communities around the world. Rising antisemitism and the increased spread of Holocaust denial online have led to new threats that demand urgent action. Encouraging society to reflect on the lessons of the […]