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About the Jewish Women’s Archive

Mission: The Jewish Women's Archive documents Jewish women's stories, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of change.

Welcome to the Jewish Women's Archive, a national non-profit devoted to making known the stories, struggles, and achievements of Jewish women in North America and beyond. Founded in 1995, JWA is committed to enriching the way we understand the past and ensuring a more inclusive future.

Here you’ll find the world’s largest repository of material about and voices of Jewish women, both celebrated and unheralded. Come explore their bravery and legacies. Honor and learn from their lives. And ignite your own capacity to change the world.

JWA offers you knowledge, inspiration, role models, connection, community, and a treasure trove of resources. Search JWA’s online Encyclopedia of Jewish women, download lesson plans and other educational materials, visit online exhibits on topics as diverse as "Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution" and "Katrina's Jewish Voices," discover book and film guides, view the growing collection of reminiscences of recently deceased Jewish women, and much more.

  • If you are an educator, JWA helps you enhance your work through high-quality curricular resources and professional development.
  • If you are a researcher, make JWA your first stop for planning new projects, gathering trustworthy information and finding primary sources.
  • If you’re learning more about your family or community, helps you capture personal stories with oral history guidance and tools.

Read our lively Jewesses With Attitude blog, like JWA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, choose one of our e-newsletters, and join the conversation.

"The Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) stands alone in pushing forward an agenda of inclusion of women in Jewish history.” Now in its 18th year, "JWA has changed the conversation in the North American Jewish community to be more inclusive of all its members, working to ensure that no child ever receives an education that leaves out half of the story."
—2013-14 Slingshot Supplement on Women & Girls


How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "About the Jewish Women’s Archive." (Viewed on May 30, 2016) <>.


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