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, […]

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, […]