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
Clara Lemlich in a shirtwaist

April 22, 1912

Wage Earners' League for Woman Suffrage holds first mass rally

The Wage Earners' League for Woman Suffrage held its first major rally at New York's Cooper Union.

On the Map

Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District Represented by Allyson Schwartz

Philadelphia, PA

Allyson Schwartz has been representing constituents in Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district since 2005. She also...

We Remember
Doris Gold index

Doris B. Gold

Pioneering Jewish Feminist

She was never conflicted about whether or not to stand up on some issue or for someone who needed her support. She never slogged through some inner...

Spero, Nancy - still image [media]

Nancy Spero

20th Century CE

Nancy Spero was a figurative artist concerned with difference and the representation of the body. Her art, she told us, "speculates on a sense of...