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 joint event with the Tolerance Center under the auspices of the Public Defender / Ombudsman of Georgia and UN […]

#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 […]

Ageing and the Rights of Older Women

President Lilian Grinberg has announced that the International Council of Jewish Women will be establishing a new ad-hoc committee on ageing. The topics of ageing and the rights of older women were discussed at the ICJW Executive Meeting in Washington D.C. in November 2022. One of the many interesting speakers who addressed us was Silvia […]

Canadian Meeting to Discuss Antisemitism

Debbie Wasserman, President of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC), was invited to join a roundtable discussion about antisemitism with Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Melanie Joly. She reports: “On Thursday, August 11, 2022, I was honoured to be invited by our member of parliament,  Ya-ara Saks, to a roundtable discussion with Canada’s […]

Looking to the Future: ICJW Convention

The 2022 Quadrennial Convention of the International Council of Jewish Women took place in May 2022 in Jerusalem, Israel, with the theme ‘Looking to the Future’. Organized at short notice following the Omicron wave of the COVID pandemic, the Convention brought together 44 women from 21 countries, after two years without physical meetings. President Penelope […]

International Women’s Day 2022

March 8 is the annual day globally recognised as International Women’s Day. This observance has been retained in the international calendar since 1911 and is recognised by women as an important marker in our lives, regardless of our global region, country, occupation or family position. By continuing to commemorate this international day we recognise the […]

Call for Submissions: The UN Israel Inquiry

The United Nations has set up a Commission of Inquiry against Israel – an unprecedented open-ended probe following the Gaza conflict in May 2021. Watch this video to learn what is happening and what we should do. Our webinar presenter, Anne Bayefsky is a lawyer, scholar and activist. She is currently Director of the Touro […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Tracey Petersen, Manager of the Holocaust & United Nations Education Outreach Programme, gave an online presentation on January 6, 2022 about their program for 2022. Joan Lurie Goldberg and Judy Mintz joined the presentation and wrote this report. Background The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme was established in 2005 by United Nations General […]