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A legacy of women's leadership. 


JWI empowers women and girls to thrive.

Jewish Women International (JWI) is the leading Jewish organization working to empower women and girls by ensuring and protecting their physical safety and economic security, promoting and celebrating inter-generational leadership, and inspiring civic participation and community engagement. 

Inspired by our legacy of progressive women’s leadership and guided by our Jewish values, JWI works to ensure that all women and girls thrive in healthy relationships, control their financial futures and realize the full potential of their personal strength.


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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Join JWI’s twitter chat on Wednesday, February 20th at 2:00 p.m. to discuss what dating abuse looks like, how to respond, and the resources available.

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Shamor L’Amour

During February, use a free toolbox of resources, created by JWI’s Clergy Task Force to End Domestic Abuse, to discuss, explore, and celebrate a Healthy Relationship Shabbat. 

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Young Women’s Leadership Network

Monthly events for Jewish professional women in their 20s and 30s, in five cities nationwide.

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National Library Initiative

Creating brand-new, fully-stocked children’s libraries in domestic violence shelters across the U.S.

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Women’s Leadership

When women lead, women thrive. JWI’s 120-year legacy of leadership is the foundation for a future of change.


Violence Prevention

JWI’s multi-faceted work to end violence against women includes educating teens and college students to #ChangeTheCulture; empowering Jewish clergy and domestic violence professionals to better serve victims; and helping organizations create safe, equitable workplaces.



JWI is at work from the state house to the White House demanding laws and policies to end violence against women, protect women’s health, and ensure economic security.


Impact Initiatives

In domestic violence shelters across the United States, JWI is creating children’s libraries, delivering Mother’s Day bouquets and gifts, and providing financial literacy resources for women building new lives after they’ve survived and escaped abuse.