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18th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate JWA’s 18th Anniversary and Honor Founding Executive Director Gail Twersky Reimer and other Jewish troublemakers. Be a sponsor, reserve a seat, pay tribute, or make a donation.
The Natalia Twersky Educator Award
Do YOU know the next Award winner? It could be YOU or a creative educator you know. We're honoring teachers who integrate the stories and voices of Jewish women into their curricula. Read more and apply by May 12, 2014.
Rising Voices Fellows
Presenting the inaugural class of Rising Voices Fellows. The inspirational female-identified teens will blog for JWA while learning leadership skills and exploring their feminism and Judaism.

Discover, explore, and share the rich history of Jewish women

Blog
Marissa Harrington-Verb with Addy

Freedom Stories

This month our Rising Voices Fellows explore their relationships to Passover traditions. Be sure to check the JWA blog each...

This Week in History
This Week in History

April 26, 1978

"New York Times" profiles entrepreneur Lillian Vernon

Entrepreneur Lillian Vernon was profiled in the "New York Times" as the "first lady of mail order catalogues."

On the Map

Côte de Beauport, childhood home of Labor Organizer Lea Roback

Côte de Beauport, QC

From the Shalom Quebec website: "Born in Montreal to a Jewish family of Polish origin, Léa Roback grew up in Beauport where...

We Remember
Elissa Froman headshot

Elissa Froman

Social Justice Activist

She didn’t want to be known as the girl with cancer. She wanted to be known as a social justice activist, as someone working to repair the world.

Encyclopedia
Gilligan, Carol - still image [media]

Carol Gilligan

20th Century CE
USA

Carol Gilligan has broken new ground in psychology, challenging mainstream psychologists with her theory that accepted benchmarks of moral and...