JWA in the News

"The necessity of Israeli women's leadership"

eJewish Philanthropy, February 13, 2024

JWA CEO Judith Rosenbaum reflects on her recent trip to Israel examining this historic moment through a gender lens. 

"Processing October and Beyond: JWA Wants Your Stories"

JewishBoston, January 16, 2024

JewishBoston profiles JWA's story-collecting initiative gathering reflections about October 7 and its aftermath, with a particular focus on issues relating to gender.

"Young feminist fellow writes of displacement and forging Jewish identity in Beijing"

Jewish News (Greater Phoenix and Northern Arizona), January 3, 2024

Shiraz Rothschild, Rising Voices Fellow '23-'24, discusses her identity and what she brings to and gets from the program.

“Bat Mitzvah’s 100th Birthday – Carole Balin, Judith Rosenbaum”  

Judaism Unbound, Episode 375, April 2023 (podcast) 

“[JWA Board Chair] Carole Balin and [JWA CEO] Judith Rosenbaum, who each played a key role in the Jewish Women's Archive’s Bat Mitzvah at 100 initiative, join [Judaism Unbound’s Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg] to talk through the history of Bat Mitzvah, its contemporary iterations, and some of its possible futures.”

“Leslie Feinberg, Trailblazing LGBTQ Activist, Changed the Way We Talk About Trans Identity” 

Teen Vogue, June 2, 2023 

JWA’s Executive and Development Assistant Emma Breitman writes about the contributions of LGBTQ activist Leslie Feinberg to changes in thinking about and language regarding gender fluidity.

“In the Spotlight: Judith Rosenbaum (Jewish Women’s Archive)” 

Jewish Broadcasting Service, March 21, 2023 

JWA CEO Judith Rosenbaum describes the value and relevance of JWA in conversation with Abigail Pogrebin.

“Jewish Women Make History” 

Berman Archive, February 28, 2023 

JWA CEO Judith Rosenbaum writes about the origin of the Jewish Women’s Archive and the Berman Archive’s holdings relating to Jewish wome and issues central to their experiences.

“NCJW and JWA partner on reproductive justice storytelling initiative” 

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, September 9, 2022 

Reporter Adam Reinherz profiles a partnership between JWA and the National Council of Jewish Women to collect personal narratives about abortion and reproductive health.

"The bat mitzvah at 100: An ongoing revolution” 

eJewishPhilanthropy, March 14, 2022 

JWA offers an overview of the history and significance of the bat mitzvah, and a multi-organization partnership to commemorate its 100th anniversary.

“Shifting the Narrative of Jewish History” 

Tablet Magazine, November 1, 2021 

Judy Bolton-Fasman writes about the launch of the new edition of JWA’s online Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women and the celebration of JWA’s 25th anniversary.

“Crossing the sea and journeying through the wilderness: Embracing women’s history through the lens of Passover” 

eJewishPhilanthropy, March 25, 2021 

JWA CEO writes, “You might think March would be the highlight of my year. After all, I’m a historian of women and gender, and in March – Women’s History Month – the kind of work I do every day…is suddenly lifted up all around us…. The problem is that focusing on women for a dedicated month doesn’t necessarily move women’s history to the center; it moves it to March.”

“For Continuity’s Sake? Addressing Hookup Culture in Jewish Youth Groups” 

eJewishPhilanthropy, September 3, 2020 

Madeline Canfield, Lila Goldstein, Ellanora Lerner, Liliah Peck, Maddy Pollack, and Dahlia Soussan, alumnae of JWA’s Rising Voices Fellowship, write powerfully about their experiences of toxic hookup culture in Jewish youth groups and call on teen leaders, alumni, donors, and parents to address this entrenched problem.

“Judith Rosenbaum – Jewish Women’s Archive” 

Judaism Unbound, Episode 238, September 2020 (podcast) 

“JWA CEO Judith Rosenbaum joins Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg for a conversation exploring how, when you center the lives and narratives of Jewish women, the story of what Judaism has been fundamentally changes.”

“Fifteen Years after Katrina: Lessons for August 2020” 

eJewishPhilanthropy, August 31, 2020 

JWA board member Karla Goldman writes about how the failure of infrastructure and government seen in the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina can provide lesson’s for communal responses to Covid-19.

“History, Shared” 

eJewishPhilanthropy, November 19, 2019 

JWA’s Director of Programs Betsy More writes about the launch ofJWA’s oral history collecting mobile app, Story Aperture, that puts the power of documenting women’s stories in the palm of your hand.

“Celebrating Thanksgiving and Hanukkah as Jewish Women” 

Hadassah Magazine, November 2019 

JWA CEO Judith Rosenbaum writes about Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, both holidays about tension between cultures that provide opportunities to explore how Jewish won have paved the way for deep, complex identities.

“#ShareHerStory Returns to Spotlight Jewish Women of Color, Indigenous, Mizrahi, and Sephardi Women” 

eJewishPhilanthropy, March 6, 2019 

eJewishPhilanthropy profiles a partnership between JWA, the Jewish Multiracial Network, and Repair the World to highlight the stories of Jewish Women of Color, Indigenous, Mizrahi, and Sephardi women. #ShareHerStory is inspired by the story and legacy of Queen Esther, a Jewish Woman of Color who risked everything for her people.

“JWA’s Rising Voices Fellows Respond to Pittsburgh” 

eJewishPhilanthropy, November 29, 2018 

Participants in JWA’s Rising Voices Fellowship came together to reflect, respond, and call people to action in the wake of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooting. 

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