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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 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

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
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

Chimborazo Hospital - Richmond National Battlefield Park

Richmond, VA

Phoebe Yates Pember was served as the matron of Richmond's Chimborazo Hospital from 1862 until the end of the Civil War. A...

We Remember
A Swerdlow headshot

Amy Swerdlow

Activist, Scholar, Teacher

This beautiful, wise and not-so-organized woman [was] not only a superb organizer but also an inspiring teacher and a colleague who exemplified what...

Encyclopedia

Dorothy Fields

20th Century CE
USA

A lyricist and librettist whose work embraces the bouncy optimism of "On the Sunny Side of the Street," the brassy seductiveness of "Hey, Big...