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 […]

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 […]