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
Strauss, Annette - still image [media]

April 18, 1987

Annette Greenfield Strauss becomes first elected female mayor of Dallas

Annette Greenfield Strauss became the first elected woman mayor of Dallas, Texas.

On the Map

Ship Island

Ship Island, MS

Eugenia Levy Phillips was, like many Southern Jews during the Civil War, a strong supporter of the Confederate cause. The...

We Remember
Sylvia Willard Photograph

Sylvia Willard

Vermont Store Owner, Drama Teacher, and Theater Company Founder

She and Howard opened a third store and managed all three, while she translated her theatrical training and love of fashion into show-stopping window...

Baker, Belle - still image [media]

Belle Baker

20th Century CE

Belle Baker has been described as a famed torch singer and vaudeville star, as well as a Yiddish, Broadway, and motion picture actor.