The Women of Egypt – In Those Days and in Ours

“In the merit of righteous women that were in that generation, the Jewish people were redeemed from Egypt” (Sotah, 11b:4) Sitting in front of the keyboard, I want to write you some thoughts on the current, challenging situation, but it’s not an easy task. These are tough, complicated times. The COVID-19 crisis requires us to […]

Jewish, Arab, Druze Youth Visit Yad Vashem

Volunteers from the Jewish, Arab and Druze national civic service attended a joint multicultural ceremony to commemorate Jewish victims of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. National Civic Service in Israel is a voluntary alternative for those who do not serve in the Israel Defense Forces, consisting primarily of Religious Zionist women and Arab […]

United Nations New York Holocaust Memorial Ceremonies

January 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the ending of World War II, and the establishment of the United Nations, with the aim of building a world that is just and peaceful. ICJW representatives Madeleine Brecher, Fran Butensky, Joan Lurie Goldberg and Judy Mintz represented attended several remembrance events at the […]

Israel Seeks UN Recognition of Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

ICJW representatives attended an event on December 4, 2019, to commemorate Jewish Refugees from North Africa and the Middle East. The event was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Israel to the UN, JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa), WJC (World Jewish Congress), Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, […]

Holding UNRWA to Account

The Reform UNRWA campaign is urging donor nations to hold UNRWA to account, for financial transparency and reform of the Palestinian education system. Following the unconditional renewal of the mandate of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, at the United Nations on Friday November 15, the campaign to Reform UNRWA (UNRWA: STOP TEACHING HATE) […]

UN Report on ‘Combatting Antisemitism’

The UN Report on ‘Combatting Antisemitism to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief’ conducted by Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, was released on 23 September 2019. The report is unprecedented, and is one of the rare times that the UN has addressed the issue of antisemitism […]

Commemorating 25 Years since the AMIA Terrorist Attack in Argentina

Fran Butensky, Madeleine Brecher and Joan Lurie Goldberg attended the Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Terrorist Attack on the AMIA, as ICJW’s representatives at the UN New York. 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the terrorist attack at the AMIA (Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina), the center of Jewish life in Buenos Aires. 85 people […]

Is anti-Zionism a new form of antisemitism?

Liliane Seidman and Nadine Iarchy from ICJW attended an international seminar in the Brussels Senate on Friday 24 May 2019 about Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism. Eminent speakers from Belgium, France, Israel and Canada gave their views about antisemitism in general and particularly in public schools. We had an excellent report of Katharina von Schnurbain, coordinator of […]

Heartbroken by Passover Shooting

ICJW and our U.S. affiliate the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) are saddened by the shooting of Jews worshiping on Passover and outraged by the continued gun violence in this country. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement: “Today we mark the 6 month anniversary of the shooting at the Tree of […]

Bringing Miriam to the Table

Let us add to the Seder table a fifth cup – a beautiful glass of water in honor of Miriam, the sister of Moses, as a Feminist act that cherishes and recognizes Miriam’s unique contribution to the Exodus of the Children of Israel from bondage to redemption! A Passover message written for ICJW by Prof. […]