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 […]

Speaking out on Human Rights

ICJW’s Karmela Belinki addressed the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on February 26, 2020, as one of four representatives of Civil Society who took the floor on the third day of the High Level Segment. She was invited by the Geneva NGO Committee on Human Rights, and she spoke about gender […]

The Path to Peace

ICJW is involved in the campaign: UNRWA: Stop Teaching Hate, which examines the curriculum of hatred that is being taught to Palestinian children. They have put together a presentation about this issue entitled “The Path to Peace”. Campaign founder and co-chair Dr. Joan Lurie Goldberg  says “We believe that the path to peace begins in […]

Israeli Coalition against Gender-Based Violence

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Council of Women’s Organizations in Israel organized a high-profile meeting at the Knesset on November 27, 2019. Despite the political hiatus and lack of government, the event took place in one of the Knesset’s largest meeting rooms. It was well attended by […]