Women

Hadassah: The Women's Zionist Organization of America

Information about this group that “connects Jewish women and empowers them to effect change through advocacy, ' Its section describe its work in the area of health and medicine and Israel.

International Council of Jewish Women

The website of this “umbrella organization representing Jewish women and women's organizations in 35 countries” provides information about the group's activities and its stance on timely topics. It has an online learning section on topics of interest to Jewish women and a list of links to its member groups worldwide.

Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance

This website provides access to the group's publications about a variety of topic of interest to observant Jewish women and a research library with an extensive collection of material on these issues.

Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia 

Created by the Jewish Women's Archive, “the encyclopedia features over 1,700 biographies, 300 thematic essays, and 1,400 photographs and illustrations on a wide range of Jewish women through the centuries.”

Jewish Women's Archive

With the world's largest collection of Jewish women online, “The Jewish Women’s Archive is a national organization dedicated to collecting and promoting the extraordinary stories of Jewish women. “ In addition to material organized by subject, it also provides instructional material such as lesson plans and has a multimedia gallery.

Kolech

The is the Hebrew and English site of “the first Orthodox Jewish feminist organization in Israel.” In addition to information about the group and its activities and publications, the site has an online beit midrash and a section on cantillation where you can learn the trope for the Torah, Haftorah and several of the megillot.

Lilith Magazine

An independent feminist Jewish magazine that provides archives of its publication dating back to the 1970s.

Na'amat: Movement of Working Women and Volunteers

The largely Hebrew website of the largest women's organization in Israel describes its work “to advance and strengthen the status of women in the family, in the work force and in society.”

Remember the Women Institute

“Special emphasis is on women in the context of the Holocaust and its aftermath, including post-World War II immigration. Other topics include women marginalized within Jewish religion and inter-religious dialogue, as well as the accomplishments and exclusion of women in Jewish and general history, the effects of genocide on women, exploitation of women, and the effects of culture on memorialization.”

WIZO: Women's International Zionist Organization 

The English and Hebrew home page of this organization describes its programs in support of women and children, new immigrants, and senior citizens in Israel.

Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal

"This is the first multidisciplinary refereed periodical solely dedicated to gender-related issues in Judaism." Articles are often available in full text and archives can be searched by a variety of criteria.

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