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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 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

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
Telephone switchboard operators at work

April 20, 1919

Rose Finkelstein leads successful strike

Rose Finkelstein leads 8,000 women in successful six-day strike against New England Telephone and Telegraph Company.

On the Map

Greater St. Louis Citizen's Committee for Nuclear Information

St. Louis, MO

As a founding member of the Greater St. Louis Citizen's Committee for Nuclear Information, Dr. Louise Zibold Reiss (1920-...

We Remember
Eleanor Pearlson

Eleanor Pearlson

Businesswoman, Women's Rights Advocate

She was known equally for her generosity and her strong will, her enthusiasm and her temper, her warmth and her keen business sense. She might greet...

Encyclopedia
Jonas, Regina - still image [media]

Regina Jonas

20th Century CE
Germany

Regina Jonas, the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi, was killed in Auschwitz in October 1944.