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
Maggie Gyllenhaal

April 22, 2012

Maggie Gyllenhaal connected to the most ancient Jewish women by PBS' "Finding Your Roots"

Maggie Gyllenhaal connected to the most ancient Jewish women by PBS’ Finding Your Roots

On the Map
On the Map

Jewish Womens Circle Chabad Lubavitch

Boise, ID

The Jewish Women's Circle brings together Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds to learn, laugh, experience and...

We Remember
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Anita Steckel

Feminist Artist

She taught in such a simple, loving way and made everyone feel safe. “You're allowed to mess up here,” she would say. “It's OK to fall.”

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Ruth Westheimer

20th Century CE

...a cheerful Jewish grandmother who called herself Dr. Ruth marched forward and said, with undeniable sincerity and forthright common sense, that...