Sharing Stories Inspiring Change


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 Applications open
Are you a female-identified teen in 10th or 11th grade? Apply by June 1st for the 2014-2015 Rising Voices Fellowship, and become part of the exciting Jewish teen feminist blogging world!

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

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
Tuchman, Barbara - still image [media]

April 24, 1980

Barbara Tuchman delivers Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities

Historian Barbara Tuchman gave the annual Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, becoming the first woman to receive the federal government's highest...

On the Map
On the Map

Congregation Agudas Israel

Saskatoon, SK

A small and lively Sisterhood community with 36 members - and a whole lot of heart!

We Remember
Doris Gold index

Doris B. Gold

Pioneering Jewish Feminist

She was never conflicted about whether or not to stand up on some issue or for someone who needed her support. She never slogged through some inner...

Franks, Phila - still image [media]

Bilah Abigail Levy Franks

18th Century CE

No colonial American woman left a more engaging portrait of contemporary family, political, and social life than Bilah "Abigail" Franks.