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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
This Week in History

April 19, 1972

Ten works by Diane Arbus are featured in Venice Biennale

Ten photographs by the late Diane Arbus were chosen for the Venice Biennale, marking the first time an American photographer was honored at this...

On the Map

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

In 2009 Rabbanit Sharon Weiss-Greenberg became the first female Orthodox Jewish chaplain at Harvard University.

We Remember
Meiselman headshot

Shulamith Soloveitchik Meiselman

Jewish Educator

She was born into a family of great rabbis and scholars; if she had been born a boy, her path would have been clear. Having been born a girl, she had...

Encyclopedia
Franks, Phila - still image [media]

Bilah Abigail Levy Franks

18th Century CE
USA

No colonial American woman left a more engaging portrait of contemporary family, political, and social life than Bilah "Abigail" Franks.