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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
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April 18, 2002

Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party" acquired by the Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago's monumental sculpture and icon of feminist art, "The Dinner Party," was acquired by the Brooklyn Museum.

On the Map

Wheaton College

Norton, MA

Full imageEdna Barrabee Grace (nee Colman) in her dorm room. Edna Barrabee Grace, a pioneer in marital and sexual therapy,...

We Remember
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Jeanne Manford

PFLAG Co-Founder

She worked hard and organized. She would call parents cold when she learned they had a problem. “We don’t want to intrude,” she’d say, “but we can...

Encyclopedia
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Regina Jonas

20th Century CE
Germany

Regina Jonas, the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi, was killed in Auschwitz in October 1944.