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 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

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 25, 1846

First meeting of The United Order of True Sisters

The United Order of True Sisters, the first independent national women's organization in America, held its first meeting as a female counterpart to...

On the Map

Dallas, Texas, Mayor's Office - Annette Greenfield Strauss, 1987

Dallas, TX

On April 18, 1987, Annette Greenfield Strauss became the first elected woman mayor of Dallas, Texas. For more, see This Week...

We Remember
June Salander mirror

June Salander

Vermont Hebrew School Teacher, Real Estate Broker, Celebrated Baker

June took the opportunity to study Torah with the rabbi and five other women and, at age 89, became the oldest woman in Rutland to celebrate her bat...

Arendt, Hannah - still image [media]

Hannah Arendt

20th Century CE

A political theorist with a flair for grand historical generalization, Hannah Arendt exhibited the conceptual brio of a cultivated intellectual,...