Remembering the Shoah with Evelyn Askolovitch

In 2022, Léonie de Picciotto interviewed her friend and ICJW colleague Evelyn Askolovitch about her survival story and her personal take on combatting antisemitism. An edited version was included in the ICJW Newsletter in 2022, but here we reproduce the entire interview. My dear friend Evelyn, we have known each other practically forever; your parents, […]

Commemorating the 85th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

Judy Mintz and Joan Lurie Goldberg report on a commemorative event on November 9, 2023, hosted by the Touro University Hans Goldschmidt Institute for Human Rights and The Holocaust. This annual event, chaired by Professor Anne Bayefsky, began with a reminder of why during this most critical time since October 7th we must also remember […]

La Pregunta Judía – The Jewish Question

English translation follows this Spanish article by Adina Chelminsky. ¿Será momento de preguntarnos si la respuesta, en las calles del mundo, ante lo ocurrido en Israel Y Palestina tiene un toque de antisemitismo? La semana pasada me marcó mi hijo que estudia fuera de México. Se me hizo raro porque es bastante independiente pero me […]

New Year Message from President Lilian

Este mensaje aparece a continuación en español. Dear Affiliates, On this very special occasion of Rosh Hashanah, I want to take a moment to reflect on the journey we have traveled together as a united team in service to others. Over this past year, we have faced challenges and celebrated achievements, and every step of […]

Passover Greeting from the President

Passover is the quintessential family celebration in Judaism. We remember the liberation of the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt, that is, the creation of the people of Israel, the formation of a people as such.”   In the weeks leading up to Passover there is an important movement in any Jewish house, we clean, tidy, […]

International Agunah Day 2023

International Agunah Day is traditionally commemorated on Ta’anit Esther, the Fast of Esther, the day before Purim. This year, considering the current situation in Israel vis a vis the impending changes to the judiciary, we must be especially mindful of the plight of Agunot. It appears that the Beth Din in Israel will gain increased […]

Historic WJC Meeting in Rome

Sara Winkowski reports that the Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress gathered in Rome on November 21-22, 2022, for a unique and milestone meeting with the Vatican. Version en español en la parte inferior. Nostra Aetate dismantled the collective accusation of Deicide against the Jewish people, recognized the Jewish origins of the fathers of […]

Rosh Hashanah 2022

Happy New Year 2022 from ICJW President Lilian Grinberg and from members of the Executive of the International Council of Jewish Women all around the world. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Rosh Hashanah is the anniversary of the creation of mankind. The union of the people is important not only because it allows us to maintain […]

Day of Action against Antisemitism – May 27, 2021

Following a wave of recent antisemitic attacks across the United States, our U.S. affiliate the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has condemned the increase in antisemitic attacks. They have co-sponsored A Day of Action Against Antisemitism along with the Anti-Defamation League, The Conference of Presidents, Jewish Federations of North America, American Jewish Committee, Hadassah, […]