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 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

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

April 20, 2006

May designated Jewish American Heritage Month

President G.W. Bush declares May to be Jewish American Heritage Month.

On the Map

Museum of Fine Arts

Boston, MA

In the summer of 2010, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston received an unexpected bequest to endow a Curatorship for Judaica and...

We Remember
Vera Saeedpour Main

Vera Saeedpour

Scholar, Founder of Kurdish Museum and Library

Vera Saeedpour became an expert on the Kurds because she was a Jew, and she died leaving the world a bit more sensitive to their plight than it was...

Rosenberg, Ethel 1 - still image [media]

Ethel Rosenberg

20th Century CE

Convicted and executed on June 19, 1953, with her husband Julius Rosenberg, for conspiracy to divulge atomic secrets to the Soviet Union,...