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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

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, MA

The President and Fellows of Harvard University appointed Martha Minow Dean of the Law School on July 1, 2009.  A founding...

We Remember
Raysa Bonow with her dogs

Raysa Rose Bonow

Television Producer

There are the doers in this world and there are the passive people who live vicariously through the doers. Thinking and learning is doing, because it...

Encyclopedia
Lerner, Gerda - still image [media]

Gerda Lerner

20th-21st Century CE
USA

Entering the field of United States history with a freshly minted Ph.D. in 1966, Gerda Lerner blazed a new professional path that led to the...