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 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

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

Home of Julie Rosewald, first cantor, SF, 1870s

San Francisco, CA

Julie Rosewald lived at this location, prior to the San Francsico earthquake. A famous opera star, Rosewald retired to...

We Remember
Joan Cutler and her husand Ted

Joan Berman Cutler


As so many people have suggested, my mother was a presence. Not only that she had a presence, but that she was one.

Menken, Adah - still image [media]

Adah Isaacs Menken

19th Century CE

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