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NOW 1966

Photograph by Vincent J. Graas. Courtesy of Sonia Pressman Fuentes.

Jewish women have played key roles in building and advancing the modern American women’s movement.
Photograph of participants in organizing conference of National Organization for Women (NOW), October 1966.


As activists, professionals, artists, and intellectuals, Jewish feminists have shaped every aspect of American life. Drawing on the insights of feminism, they have also transformed the Jewish community.

In this online exhibit, you will discover the powerful contributions of Jewish feminists through their own words and historical artifacts.

Savina Teubal and Debbie Friedman, 1986

Browse the Collection

Browse the diverse collection of Jewish women who influenced the feminist movement by category, key dates or keywords.
"The Creation" from the "Birth Project," by Judy Chicago


Investigate themes in the activism and experiences of Jewish feminists, as they identify role models, set a feminist agenda, move from silence to voice, confront power, discover the political underpinnings of personal issues, and explore the vital and challenging relationship between feminism and Judaism.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Feminism." (Viewed on November 12, 2018) <>.


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