Jewish Women’s History Month

Celebrating the accoplishments of females.

Since 1980, women’s history has been celebrated nationally in the month of March. Women’s History Month was developed to challenge stereotypes about women’s roles in history and as an innovative way to create equality in classrooms. The stories of ordinary and extraordinary women have been brought into thousands of schools and communities and provide resources and inspiration for learning about women’s history throughout the year. Historically, Jewish organizations have taken this appointed time to reflect on women’s issues. Below are organizations which advocate and educate on behalf of women on a daily basis.

Jewish Women’s Archive
The mission of the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) is to uncover, chronicle, and transmit to a broad public the rich history of American Jewish women.

Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance


OFA works to expand the spiritual, ritual, intellectual, and political opportunities for women within the framework of



National Council of Jewish Women
The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century — championing the needs of women, children, and families — while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights, and reproductive freedom.


Women’s League for Conservative Judaism
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism
is the largest synagogue based women’s organization in the world. As an active arm of the Conservative/Masorti Movement, they provide services to 600 affiliated women’s groups in synagogues across North America.

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist organization of America
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women’s organization, whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society.

Women of Reform Judaism
Women of Reform Judaism is the women’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. Established in 1913, WRJ now represents more than 65,000 women in over 500 women’s groups in North America and around the world.

Bais Chana Women International
Provides Jewish educational programs for women
A full-time college in Jerusalem for advanced Jewish learning designed to inspire Jewish women to maximize their potential

Jewish Women’s Health
The Hilchot Niddah Guide for Medical Professionals

Jewish Women International
Dedicated to ending violence against women

An apolitical, nationwide organization dedicated to the advancement of women within the framework of Jewish Law

Brings insights and practices from the study of gender and Judaism to the Jewish community

Modern Jewish Mom
Helping Jewish moms make Jewish homes

A Jerusalem-based learning community for women

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!
A values-based, experiential and transdenominational Jewish program that aims to strengthen the self-esteem and Jewish identity of adolescent girls in grades 6-12

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History of the Reform Movement

America's largest Jewish denomination, Reform began in 19th-century Germany.

Women Rabbis: A History of the Struggle for Ordination

While the Reform movement was theoretically in favor of women's ordination as far back as 1922, it was not until 50 years later that the first women was ordained as a rabbi in North America.

The Jewish Denominations

A quick look at Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist Judaism — and at other Jewish streams.

Modern Israel at a Glance

An overview of the Jewish state and its many accomplishments and challenges.

How to Say the Shehechiyanu Blessing

This blessing is traditionally recited upon doing something for the first time.

Simple Spatchcocked Chicken and Roasted Root Vegetables

Spatchcock is a method of splitting (butterflying) a chicken.

Roasted Potatoes for Shabbat

A Friday night staple.

Jewish Jokes

Great traditional Jewish jokes.