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
Clara Lemlich in a shirtwaist

April 22, 1912

Wage Earners' League for Woman Suffrage holds first mass rally

The Wage Earners' League for Woman Suffrage held its first major rally at New York's Cooper Union.

On the Map

Home of Julie Rosewald, first cantor, SF, 1870s

San Francisco, CA

Julie Rosewald lived at this location, prior to the San Francsico earthquake. A famous opera star, Rosewald retired to...

We Remember
Laura Ziskin Main/Index

Laura Ziskin

Film Producer, Cancer Activist

She was one of those singular forces of nature, who could move mountains, once thought immovable.

Menken, Adah - still image [media]

Adah Isaacs Menken

19th Century CE

Internationally famous for her starring role in the equestrian melodrama Mazeppa, in which she was stripped on stage to a flesh-colored...