Shavuot Message

Dear friends of the International Council of Jewish Women, On this holiday of Shavuot, we gather to celebrate not only the giving of the Torah but also the strength and resilience of our community. Shavuot reminds us of our commitment to our roots, our traditions, and our values, which are the basis of our identity […]

Passover Message from the President

Dear members of the ICJW and friends, In this time of celebration and reflection, I write to you with sincere wishes of peace, joy and blessings on the occasion of Passover. May this festivity of freedom and renewal be for each of you and your families a time of deep connection with our roots, as […]

#WeRemember and Bear Witness

Jewish women and women’s organizations around the world who are affiliated with the International Council of Jewish Women have joined the WJC campaign #WeRemember for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2023. The International Council of Jewish Women is an active member of the World Jewish Congress and the United Nations, as a member of […]

US Funding of UNRWA Conditional on Agency Reform

The International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) and the ‘UNRWA: Stop Teaching Hate’ campaign welcome the intention of the United States government to impose conditions on the renewed funding of the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA). The U.S. State Department has issued guidelines requiring that the funding of the UN agency charged with the […]

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, […]

ECOSOC Resolutions on Women’s Human Rights

On July 23, 2019,  the UN ECOSOC in Geneva passed a resolution that was both biased and anti-Israel, stating that “Israel is the world’s only violator of women’s human rights”. Robyn Lenn, Chair of ICJW’s Status of Women Committee, issued the following statement. “Unsurprisingly, this resolution – adopted 40 to 2 with 9 abstentions and […]

The International Council of Jewish Women

Established in 1912, the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) is an umbrella organization representing Jewish women and women’s organizations in 35 countries. ICJW has consultative status at the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and maintains permanent delegations in New York, Geneva, Vienna and Paris. ICJW […]