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
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April 20, 1976

Paula Hyman discusses publication of "The Jewish Woman in America"

Paula Hyman discussed her new book, "The Jewish Woman in America," the first feminist history of Jewish women, on New York radio station WEVD.

On the Map
On the Map

Town where writer Gertrude Stein died


The American modernist writer Gertrude Stein died here on July 27, 1946 at the American Hospital. Stein was an international...

We Remember
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Frances Alenikoff

Dancer, Writer, Visual Artist

For decades and well into her 90s she turned age on its head, subverting its preconceptions, making it an adventure.

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Joan Snyder

20th Century CE

“Making art is, for me, practicing a religion. ... My work is my pride, creates for me a heritage. It is a place to struggle freely at my altar.”...