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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 Applications open
Are you a female-identified teen in 10th or 11th grade? Apply by June 1st for the 2014-2015 Rising Voices Fellowship, and become part of the exciting Jewish teen feminist blogging world!

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
This Week in History

April 26, 1978

"New York Times" profiles entrepreneur Lillian Vernon

Entrepreneur Lillian Vernon was profiled in the "New York Times" as the "first lady of mail order catalogues."

On the Map

The Maxine F. Singer building

Baltimore, MD

The Maxine F. Singer building, completed in 2005, is on the Johns Hopkins Campus but belongs to, and was built by, the...

We Remember
Lynn Gordon headshot

Lynn Gordon

Scholar and Teacher

She believed deeply in the enduring importance of feminism, a political force which transformed the world but one Lynn believed had much more to...

Encyclopedia
Menken, Adah - still image [media]

Adah Isaacs Menken

19th Century CE
USA

Internationally famous for her starring role in the equestrian melodrama Mazeppa, in which she was stripped on stage to a flesh-colored...