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 […]

Watch the Online ICJW Seminar

Does feminine leadership have special characteristics?How have female leaders been coping with the uncertainties of COVID 19? Have we shown resilience and seized opportunities to do things differently? Click here to watch the Seminar on YouTube SEMINAR PROGRAM Click here to download the Seminar Program (22 page PDF) The Seminar is free of charge but we […]

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 […]

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 […]

UN CSW65 Live & Online

The 2021 UN CSW65 events took place from March 15 – 26, 2021, online and open to everyone worldwide. (Last year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women event was cancelled because of the COVID pandemic.) This year’s CSW Priority Theme was “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as […]

Meet the ICJW New York Team

You are invited to watch this webinar to meet the ICJW United Nations New York Team. It took place on Sunday, February 21 at 1:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) but it can now be watched here on the ICJW YouTube channel. (You can also see other videos of our past webinars here, including […]

Bridging the Gap Webinar

On January 24, 2021, ICJW held a webinar discussion to continue the conversation about involving younger women in the work of our organization and our affiliates. We invited three of the young women who were featured in our 2020 Newsletter to address the topic of “Bridging the Gap” between younger women and women’s organizations. Over […]

Facing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution after the Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27, 2021, focused on the theme “Facing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution after the Holocaust”. The United Nations in New York ran virtual remembrance and educational events during January and February that were viewed around the world. The theme of the program was the measures taken in the immediate aftermath […]

Rosh Hashanah Greeting

When I was approached over 3 years ago and asked if I would consider putting my name forward as the next President of ICJW, I made two lists. One in favour of accepting and one against. Top of the list for accepting was “Meeting Affiliates”, and next was the ability to travel and see the […]

Representing Jewish Women Worldwide

ICJW has joined the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations (CRNGO), representing Jewish women around the world. Fran Butensky, ICJW Representative at the UN in New York, reports. ICJW was invited to join this committee and we have accepted a position on their Bureau. We have been attending meetings in person and now […]