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
On the Map

Jewish Women's Archive - Current Office

Brookline, MA

Founded in 1995, the Jewish Women's Archive changed the way we understand the past and ensured a more inclusive future by...

We Remember
BJ Lifton Headshot

Betty Jean Lifton

Author and Proponent of Open Adoption

BJ made an amazing difference in the lives of adopted people, birthparents, and adoptive parents and professionals. She never wavered in her beliefs...

Tamiris, Helen - still image [media]

Helen Tamiris

20th Century CE

Helen Tamiris was a pioneer of American modern dance. She brought a social consciousness to the concert hall and went on to become the director of...