JWI is the leading Jewish organization empowering women and girls - through economic literacy; community training; healthy relationship education; and the proliferation of women’s leadership.
Our innovative programs, advocacy and philanthropic initiatives protect the fundamental rights of all girls and women to live in safe homes, thrive in healthy relationships, and realize the full potential of their personal strength.
Ending Violence Against Women
One in four women will experience abuse in her lifetime – as early as her teens. We design innovative programs to protect the security of women and girls, from healthy relationship education for teens, to economic literacy for women of every age. Organizations turn to us for critical resources and training, delivered through national and local forums, that empower professionals, advocates and clergy to end domestic violence and protect the fundamental rights of women.
At the grassroots level, at the United Nations and on Capitol Hill, our advocacy agenda is centered on violence prevention and reproductive rights. We convene the Interfaith Coalition on Domestic Violence, gathering the larger faith community as a key partner in education and prevention. And we engage Jewish women across the country in creative grassroots efforts – working with their members of Congress through our national advocacy network, and lending their unique energy to programs that educate their communities about critical issues.
A Future for Women and Children at Risk
Our current philanthropic initiatives reflect our long-held and long-term commitment to transform at-risk young lives into healthy, productive futures. Our 60-year relationship with the Jerusalem Hills Children’s Home represents our investment in a partnership that anchors our commitment to Israel and its most fragile and vulnerable citizens. Our National Library Initiative and Mother’s Day Flower Project bring resources and support to battered women and their children.
Empowering Jewish Women
We celebrate women’s achievements, and in doing so inspires the next generation of leaders. In person, in print and online we spotlight dozens of Jewish women, and awaken thousands more to their own strength and extraordinary potential as agents of change. Our award-winning magazine, Jewish Woman, has received more than 30 national awards for its creative content, writing and design.